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An exercise in restraint

It’s my birthday, so I’ll write fiction if I want to. Find more fact-adjacent information and hand-crafted, artisanal truth about animals at World Wild Webb.   Todd and Felicity stood at the edge of the competitors yard. This wasn’t their first show. Todd stretched his neck to the right and yawned, releasing the tension of […]

Short words: imbalance and catch

I read a short, personal post from a colleague recently about his feelings of unsettled ennui. He was advancing professionally, but wasn’t sure of the direction, having uprooted many of the elements that grounded him in personal cartography. His post closed by prompting a response, more than just a “like” or plus or any of […]

Communication foundation: what’s the future of web design?

Excerpted from “Communication Foundation,” the Interaction column in the June 2014 issue of Print magazine. Find out why content strategy isn’t the future of web design—and how to avoid the detour of The Next Big Thing. The future beams from billboards, flashing distraction from the car in front of you. Your job is to keep your […]

Commitment and content strategy

At Content Strategy Applied 2013, I anchored my keynote to the teaching of John Ruskin. Ruskin was a Victorian era writer, art critic, and sustainability advocate equally drawn to the arts and early issues of social reform and environmentalism. He died in 1900 but his teaching is no less relevant today. “Life without industry is […]

Privacy at SXSW: old challenges & the next big thing

How we love novelty and being the first to find it! Shiny next big things are the siren song of the tech industry, specifically, but all human nature generally. Our hearts and minds have evolved to prize novelty… even when it’s a misguided distraction. We value the next big thing over the ongoing, familiar, steady […]