For those lucky few of you who already own the book, I want to talk about the social stuff I discuss in the Afterword. For those who still have to do without my concentrated wisdom, here's a summary:
How can we break these cycles? Right now I have no idea, but the problem needs to be discussed, and SxSW is the obvious place to discuss it. Maybe I'll have had a bright idea by then, or maybe someone in the audience will make the winning suggestion.
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1 Posted by Philip Withnall on 25 September 2006 | Permalink
Just to make it easier for people, ppk's panel is in both the "education/sociological" and "hacks/programming" categories. I've voted for it. :-)
2 Posted by Andy James on 26 September 2006 | Permalink
3 Posted by Ben Darlow on 26 September 2006 | Permalink
A shame I shan't be going to SxSW; this looks like a very interesting subject and one close to where my work currently lies. I'd like to see more talks along these lines, discussing the social and moral implications of what we do. It certainly beats having a load of slides filled with code (although those sort of speakers are mercifully rare).
4 Posted by Harmen Janssen on 26 September 2006 | Permalink
I've voted for you.
Not sure if I can attend SxSW, but I trust you'll upload a video-/podcast for your voters when you're back ;)
5 Posted by a college student on 23 October 2006 | Permalink
Bridging the gap between web and application develops sounds like a noble challenge and I'm interested to see what you think up.
I used to experience a big gap when talking amoungst designers and developers. Then I found the bridge: usability. Both parties by default are generally terrible at it, both can become better in their respected fields by understanding it, and each party has very value input to contribute when brainstorming how to implement it.