David Louis Edelman David Louis Edelman


Author Interviews Book News Book Promotion Book Reviews cinema cons contests Current Events DeepGenre Fantasy Film Geosynchron giveaways Infoquake interviews J.R.R. Tolkien Jump 225 Mathralon Mervyn Peake Microsoft Middle Earth Mind Meld movies MultiReal Pat's Fantasy Hotlist Politics Publishing Pyr readings reviews satire Science Fiction science fiction conventions SF cons SF Signal short stories social networking Solaris Books Stephan Martiniere Technology The Lord of the Rings user interface Web 2.0 Windows Vista Writing

Posts Tagged 'Google'

  1. Building the Perfect User Interface (Part 3)  • 
    We've got the two extremes of User Interface Hell: the world of the benevolent dictator, where your control over your environment is deceptively limited; and the world of ultimate freedom, where you've got so much control that your ability to get anything accomplish is equally limited. Both of those extremes are equally unlivable; and you'll notice that what those futures share in common is a lack of common-sense user interface.
  2. Building the Perfect User Interface (Part 2)  • 
    (Read Building the Perfect User Interface, Part 1.) In my first ramble about user interface, I used the toaster as an example of something that is erroneously thought to have a perfect user interface. Perhaps a more apropos example for most techies is the Internet search engine. Think of any piece of information you’d like […]
  3. Google’s Instant Translation  • 
    In case they weren't working on enough already, Reuters reports that Google is working on the ability to instantly translate documents. Google's essentially trying to do the whole thing through pattern recognition, which has some interesting philosophical implications.
  4. Why Is Gmail So Irritating?  • 
    Gmail should be a slam-dunk for Google. So why is it so irritating?