We talk a lot about personalization, and about how personalization improves the user’s experiences, and about how personalization makes the user feel appreciated. Well, I’ve just found out that you can take personalization too far. My dad got a birthday card from the dealer that sold him his car several years ago. This is freaky.
Last night my car stopped shifting gears. It’s very hard to go places when you’re stuck in first or second gear. If I had a manual shift car, I’d think this was a slipping clutch. But I don’t have a clutch, just a mysterious box where gears float around in viscous fluid. So this morning,
I used to read a lot. I lived for library trips when I was growing up and would read almost anything I could get my hands on. I was lucky in that my mom was also an avid reader and had a good sense of what I would enjoy, so she would stretch me to
Have you ever noticed that librarians often tag things using plurals for countable nouns, just as if we’re creating subject headings? I’ve noticed this in my own tagging, in other librarians’ Flickr tagging, and on Technorati. I smile every time I see other people who have the same habit I have. It’s so … cute.