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After 15 years after Cluetrain, (16 if you have the math), +Doc Searls and I have posted New Clues. In 1999 we were driven to post (along with +Christopher Locke and +Rick Levine ) because the media and businss were getting the Web so wrong. This time it's as a response to the somber-to-depressed mood even among Net optimists. 

We've done this as an open source publishing project: it's in the public domain and we've posted the clues at GitHub in application-friendly formats, including JSON, XML, and OPML. We're thrilled that +Dave Winer has already created a "listicle" version. And Medium has taken all the text, redesigned it, slapped on a new title, and posted it. 

Curious to know what you think of it.
Hear, O Internet. It has been sixteen years since our previous communication. In that time the People of the Internet — you and me and all our friends of friends of friends, unto the last Kevin Bacon — have made the Internet an awesome place, filled with wonders and portents.
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I increasingly find upgrades to be overrated. Many newer devices are better in some ways, but not better overall. As with so many things, it’s a matter of tradeoffs.
Caught this little fellow eating our neighbor’s apples while I was holding a camera. Lucky! The photograph was taken with a Canon PowerShot G10 (released in 2008) and processed and uploaded with an iPad 3 (released in 2012). Both of these devices have been superseded by newer/faster/better versions — seven generations in the case of …
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Time is running out to submit a proposal for #IAS15. Help spread the word that the deadline is THIS FRIDAY, but it's not too late! With new session types, there's something for everyone. So tell a friend. Tell a community. Tell yourself. 

And if you've got any questions at all, be sure to email iasummit@asis.org. After all, we're here to help!

~ Jeremy, #IAS15 content editor
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Bay Area UXers: join us next week for The Designer's Studio #2, where we'll learn about design & accessibility. RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/The-Designers-Studio-Design-Talks-Futuredraft/events/206057792/
Did you know that (conservatively speaking) one in five people in the U.S. has a disability? Designers play an instrumental role in the creation digital products and services that can expand horizons and improve lives. Not only is it designers’ ethical and professional responsibility to create accessible design, we believe that all good design must be accessible. The big question designers ask is, how do you create good design that is? Please joi...
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Some thoughts on the smartwatch category of devices, triggered by Apple's entry into the space. 
Steve Jobs famously said that computers are like bicycles for the mind: I love this humanist vision of what computers can be: tools to help us learn faster, manage more information, think more tangibly, and communicate more richly. The idea that these devices can help us think farther and faster is central to the personal …
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Dear friends, +Andrew Hinton, +Dan Klyn, and I are planning to teach an Information Essentials workshop at SXSW. If this is something you'd like to see happen, please cast your vote in the PanelPicker below so the SXSW team knows there is interest in the workshop. Thanks for your support!
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Passed this handsome engine house on the way to the office today.
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I'm very excited to announce that +Louis Rosenfeld+Peter Morville and I are working on the fourth edition of "Information Architecture for the World Wide Web", AKA the polar bear book. It's due to come out mid-2015. See more here: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920034674.do
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East Bay UX friends: join us this evening at 6:30pm for Oaklean #4, with guest speaker +Peter Merholz.

RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Oaklean/events/199461112/
Greetings Oakleaners! We're thrilled to announce our latest guest. Adaptive Path co-founder, former Groupon global design chieftain, UX trailblazer, and Oakland resident/super fan Peter Merholz will be joining us 9/18 to share his insights titled "Shaping Organizations to Deliver Great User Experiences". Peter believes terms like "agile" and "lean" are crutches people use so they don't have to engage in critical thinking. He doesn't mince words, ...
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"What if the pain I experience doesn't really exist at all?" Fabulous short video on the science of consciousness:
Ed writes, "Here's an ambitious short film I made for the Royal Institution with evolutionary psychologist Nicholas Humphrey -- it explores the problems in understanding human conscious...
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Bay Area UX friends: +Peter Morville is heading this way! Don't miss his talk "The Architecture of Understanding" on October 30 at General Assembly. 
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Do you have great ideas to share about information architecture? The IA Summit 2015 call for submissions is now open. http://iasummit.org/call-for-submissions/
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Information architect
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  • Futuredraft
    Partner, 2014 - present
  • BootStudio
    Founder, 1994 - present
  • Cable & Wireless
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Information architect. Fighting entropy with empathy.
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I'm an information architect: I make the complex clear, and help others find their own paths to knowledge using digital media. I have 20 years of experience designing digital products that put human needs first. My background is in architecture, and architectural thinking has greatly influenced my work and approach to experience design.
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Founded BootStudio, the first UX consultancy in Central America. Former president, Information Architecture Institute. Former managing editor, Boxes and Arrows magazine. Program chair, 2008 IDEA Conference. Thematic chair, World IA Day 2012
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