Thursday, July 19, 2007

AQ leader is just an actor

Reminds me of the Corbomite Maneuver.

Danger Room - Wired Blogs

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Design games

Boxes and Arrows has a nice readable overview on how to use games for developing design.

Using Design Games - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

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Zuboff and Obama

She sees the current political climate as characterized by a lack of trust, just as the current market climate is:
People are starved for trust. THere is a desperate need to find leaders and companies that offer true trustworthiness– as measured by truthfullness, authenticity, accountability, and responsibility. Both politics and commerce have been engulfed by lies, corruption, narcissism, and indifference. This has accelerated the growing chasm between individuals and organizations.
But that means an opportunity: "If anyone in business or politics can find their way toward real trustworthiness, they will encounter an unlimited market ready to support them with money and allegiance." And she points to Barak Obama as a "first mover in this new territory."

A first mover? I am a big Zuboff fan, but I really do not get this statement. The theme of trust (truthfulness, authenticity, accountability, and responsibility) has been used in small-d democratic campaigning for a long, long time. And "lies, corruption, narcissism, and indifference" are common charges that candidates throw at each other. The fact that Obama is good at convincing people he's trustworthy does not constitute a sea change in politics.

The Support Economy » Blog Archive » Markets for trust

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Accessible architecture for websites

Boxes and Arrows has a nice clear article on the subject.

Practical Plans for Accessible Architectures - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

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Monday, July 16, 2007