John Saddington

trying to win the internet.


Fall Asleep Fast

Apparently it’s quite possible to fall asleep fast… like within 2-minutes fast… (via the Military):

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13 Years

A few days ago my best friend and I celebrated 13 years together as a married couple. 13 is my favorite number, by the way.

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Hick’s Law and Design

I’m somewhat on a design psychology kick because I’m deep into product design every single day at this point with my new project, Yen. Besides choosing the easiest (and most simple) option among the many, many alternatives, a related law that quickly comes to mind is Hick’s Law:

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Bare Midriffs

How does one go about building a working social network and online community? Perhaps you can borrow (or steal) these great ideas from Caterina Fake. Here are some great things that I’ve been chewing on:

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Ockham’s Razor and Design

Many of us are familiar with Ockham’s Razor, essentially a problem-solving principle, which suggests that the simplest explanation is the most likely to be true, especially if there are more complex, competing alternatives being offered. I’ve been thinking about this a lot as we design Yen.

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Not Just Additive

via Neil Postman and a talk he gave called Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change:

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