Screenless Web

There is a web app whose primary interfaces are touch and audio. Touch is for input. It has the affordances of a D-pad: up, down, back, forward, select. Also: options, aka right click. Implemented on a phone, these would be swipe up, swipe down, swipe left, swipe right, tap. Up and down traverse a browseable […]

Moulted Accounts

There will be an abandoned account somewhere. It still exists but nobody is checking it. It may be an abandoned blog with no new postings. A Facebook that nobody logs in to. A former frequent poster on Stack Overflow. They’re often being overwhelmed by spam. Spam accumulating is like dating genes by comparing the number […]

Dear Public Diary

A personal blog is a diary that anybody can read. You might check in on your friends’ personal blogs, because their personal stories are interesting to you. But you wouldn’t read personal blogs by people you don’t know. You don’t write secrets in it because it’s not private. You don’t sweat the writing too much, […]