Jeff Croft

I’m a product designer in Seattle, WA. I recently worked at Simply Measured, and previously co-founded Lendle.

Some of my past clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and the University of Washington.

I’ve authored two books on web and interactive design and spoken at dozens of conferences around the world.

I’m currently accepting contract work and considering full-time opportunities.

Link // 06.23.2006 // 10:06 PM // 4 Comments

Tech Gurus Say They’ll ‘Switch from Mac’

eWeek is reporting the “story” of Pilgrm/Gruber/Gray and their blog-based operating system shootout. I’m so sick of this story it’s not even funny. I respect all three of these guys tremendously, but why their discussion of whether Mac or Linux is better is any more important than then ones I have with my co-workers is beyond me.

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  1. 001 // Brian Ford // 06.23.2006 // 9:49 PM


    Nothing in the discussion ever breaks out of the realm of “personal” choice. His arguments make sense — but they really shouldn’t interest anyone else, really as they seem to apply to a -very- limited audience.

    I have personal reasons for not liking -a lot- of things. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to drag out a discussion about them for any length of time.

    We get it. You’re switching. Whoop-de-do.

  2. 002 // Jeff Croft // 06.23.2006 // 9:57 PM

    Well, I have no problem with them publicly discussing it — I just can’t figure out why the mainstream media would want to cover it.

    Apparently, Gruber agrees with me:…

  3. 003 // Brian Ford // 06.23.2006 // 10:30 PM

    It’s not the public part — it’s that it’s “still” being discussed and that nothing new seems to be added to the discussion. It’s like the debate that just won’t end. It goes on and on my friend.

  4. 004 // Jeff Croft // 06.24.2006 // 12:13 AM

    But that’s no surprise — everyone whose into computers has argued the merits of their favorite OS ad nasseum before. Which is why I just don’t get why eWeek really cares. Geeks talking about their OSes is tired. Not a story. Boring. Been there, done that.

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