I actually had the exact same experience Scott describes here. I read several blog posts on the Kathy Sierra situation, unable to really make sense of exactly what had happened and who was responsible. It wasn’t until the San Francisco Chronicle (read “real journalism”) reported on the story a few days later that I was able to understand it all.
Bloggers wrote what they knew. They wrote what the understood, and what they believed. That’s great. That’s what blogging is. But it took an act of journalism to make sense of it all in one cohesive story. This is why blogging is not journalism, and never will be.
Can journalists blog? Of course. Can bloggers be journalists? Sure. But they’re two very different acts — both will be vitally important to our media landscape going forward.
The scroll-ending bounce and the easing on some of the animations were also some of my personal favorite parts of the iPhone demo. These little details just make the whole UI feel more lively and fun. It might not seem like much, but little touches like this subconsciously make people happy.
Kathy’s take on some people’s interpretation of The Wisdom of Crowds (which I’m actually reading right now). Good stuff. I think there are some things that just can’t be done by committee, and design is one of them. Committees usually end up with a watered-down, edge-less version of each person’s vision — which is almost always bad. But, to be fair, Surowiecki never meant “committee” when he said “crowd”, either…
Kathy Sierra on the ridiculous number of interruptions in our daily lives these days, made even worse by our addictions to things like RSS feeds and Twitter. While I have “twittered” a bit, I think I’ve reached the threshold on this. I’ve mostly turned-odd IM during the day and I just can’t get “into” Twitter like some people have. My life is still pretty much ruled by my feed reader, though.