March 2008 Archives
March 25, 2008
True story that happened to me today: someone asked me to snail mail them a copy of one of my blog entires and gave me their home address.
The first question that comes to mind is how they figured out how to get to my blog and leave a comment on it without figuring out how to save a web page or print it. Furthermore, what made them think I would honour their request to mail them a copy of my blog entry? (I'm not going to.)
Is this type of user representative of an average web user or a less-than-average web user? How many people like this are out there and do they matter?
Being a computer engineer, I really take computer literacy for granted. This type of encounter with lay people gives me an interesting perspective on the type of audience my products may attract when building the Internet.
March 21, 2008
Chinese people have started introducing me to their kids as "Auntie Winona".
I have never thought of myself as being an "auntie". The word elicits images of grey permed hair, cardigans, eye glass chains on bifocals and false teeth. *shudders at the thought*
Since when did I transition from being a "jeh-jeh" (older sister) to "auntie"?
March 1, 2008
I'm at the MySpace OpenSocial Dev Jam but I'm leaving in an hour even though the event is supposed to run from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. All street parking in the area has a 2 hour limit, and all the paid lots in the area are closed.
Aside from the parking situation, who starts a developer event in the Bay Area at 9:00 AM on a Saturday?