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Book review: Darwinia
Reviewed: Friday, August 11, 2006

Summer reading: Spin
Reviewed: Saturday, August 5, 2006

Reviewed: Tuesday, July 18, 2006

the Omnivoire's Delimma
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

the Golem's Eye
Reviewed: Wednesday, May 31, 2006


The paradox of choice
Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Harper's index:

A Dutch study found that 50 percent of the products returned to stores for malfunctions actually work fine but are just too complicated to use.

Barry Schwartz at PC Forum:

"People like a lot of stuff in their stuff. But after using products with mulitple features, preferences switch to simpler models," he said. The problem is that people don't seem to know this about themselves, "They want capability but get satisfaction out of usability—at the moment there is a tradeoff between the two."


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