Thanks to Debra for helping me get it…
Jason Kottke demonstrates that conversational interfaces may have a way to go.
I had a great time at ASIST IA Summit in Baltimore. A weekend crucible of ideas and people and chickens. Here’s the case study on BBCi Search that I presented [ powerpoint, 3.6megs] Seemed to go down okay with people I think even though I over-ran hideously… I’ve had to chop out a couple of things from the talk about our future plans but hopefully there’s some useful stuff in there.
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Yup – leaving Airstrip One for a week or so, as I’ve been lucky enough to be able to attend a couple of conferences on the East Coast of the USA. I’ll be doing some of my old acoustic crowdpleasers, but also trying some of my newer experimental electric material.
If anyone wants to meet up, have a beer and reconfirm that I am indeed, full of shit, then I will be in:
- Baltimore: Thursday 14th -17th March: Asis&t IA Summit: “speaking”
- New York: Monday 18th – Thursday 21st March: “Mooching” (and hopefully, seeing Qbert, Dilated Peoples and Ash)
- Washington DC: Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th March: AIGA “Voice” Conference – Milton Glaser, Naomi Klein and Matt Groening – Together at Last!!!
So anyway – I’ll be in Dubyaland* for a week or so mail me if you’re around and thirsty.
*to be honest – last time I was in the US it was booming with Bill, and I’m a little nervous of going there now… should I be worried? Will I get lynched for being “a european peace-loving pansy?”??? Answers on a postcard.
Groan. Sorry. Commercial GPRS and UMTS/3g will probably both have payment models that revolve around the consumer shelling out for the data they download and consume, rather than the time they spend ‘online’ – as you’re always on…
This post at Subterrane discusses the implications for designing user-experiences in such conditions, and how less will be more for most consumers once they realise how much they are paying for each extra branding element or design-doodat…
“When a wireless user requests data, just what are they getting in return? How much extra baggage is getting sent with NTT DoCoMo’s video conference feed? I’m willing to bet that these technologies are based on current systems that were designed to use wired networks. Over the years as bandwidth got cheaper, extra features were piled on until it no longer mattered how small a file was, it only mattered that it could be viewed correctly. When people start paying for every byte, this attitude is going to change.”