Category Archives: Communication

With the right design, people will not do the wrong thing

This is from Seth Godin’s “Make the sign bigger!“: Make the announcement louder. Make the logo bigger. Yell. Call more people on the phone to sell them an extended warranty. Send more emails. Hustle harder. None of it works. […] … Continue reading

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Subscriptions must be the future

This is one of those predictions I make that I absolutely believe in but also kind of doubt, because they fit so well with how I consume media. Matthew Inman, the artist behind “The Oatmeal“, “Exploding Kittens“, and much more, … Continue reading

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Aesthetics vs. usability

I am not the only one who thinks the Google app icons are confusing: Not even aesthetics, but mere uniformity. Managers drive changes like this, not artists. — Paul Graham Violates the 1st principle of effortless seeing (thanks to cog … Continue reading

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Sikker e-mail fra Tryg

Hvad betyder det her egentlig? Ikke overraskende optrådte denne linie i bunden af en e-mail fra Tryg og jeg er ikke i tvivl om at det er meningen at man skal forstå at der en værdi i indholdet af linien. … Continue reading

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Free speech

This article by Greg Lukianoff over at Areo is a very good list of answers to common arguments against free speech: “Answers to 12 Bad Anti-Free Speech Arguments: Featuring That XKCD Cartoon Everyone Likes to Quote!” Assertion: Free speech rests … Continue reading

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Assignment and observation

This shouldn’t be a big deal but is becoming so: Assignment is performative and implies agency whereas observation is descriptive. In Danish, you could use “tildelt” and “observeret”. If you see someone use the wrong word they may just have … Continue reading

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The Overton window and crowdsourced morality

The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time. This range applies to government policies but also to general public discourse. And, unsurprisingly, the window moves with time. When the window … Continue reading

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Why playing fair is good for yourself

I believe in playing fair from a moral reasoning, but there is also a reason for those that forget to include those they disagree with, or compete with, with those they want to treat fairly: Any weapon introduced into battle … Continue reading

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Expressing yourself

I like this quote: There are approximately 1,010,300 words in the English language, but I could never string enough words together to properly explain how much I want to hit you with a chair.— Alexander Hamilton, to Thomas Jefferson You … Continue reading

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An idea for a really useful AI tool

(yes, it’s a ML tool, but more people will get the headline when I write AI) It’s a supplement to this idea from Randall Munroe/xkcd: An idea that Youtube added for a short while as an option. — The idea … Continue reading

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