Veen’s post about really bad ‘interaction design’ – I am running some errands today and wanted to find out if my favourite bakery, Première Moisson, was open or not on this Easter Monday. I noticed on a baguette bag that they have a website (still seems to be optional in Montreal). I visited the site and found one of the most useless sites I have ever seen: Première moisson – L’art de boulanger.
Archives for March 2005
is the subject of a good overview article in The Economist: Illegal file-sharers under attack. The article opens with a very sarcastic lede: “The music business should have stuck by Thomas Edisons technology if it wanted to avoid the threat of piracy. His wax cylinders could record a performance but could not be reproduced; that became possible only with the invention of the flat-disc record some years later.”
on Mad River Glen, my second favourite ski area in the world (behind Lake Louise, AB). Mad River Glen’s slogan used to be, “Ski it if you can” and it’s a great throwback to an earlier era, before big-resort, big-amenity skiing dominated, when sliding on snow was the main focus of the whole thing.