Google was the last search engine to be created. An entire medium of
communication [podcast] has been nicknamed after an Apple product. While
Skyping became a verb, eBay just paid 2.6 Billion dollars for it. One is
a website, one is a handheld product and the last is a software
application – what they all have in common is a strong brand, a loyal
customer following and a business model that harnesses the future
potential of current technology.
~with a conceptual tip of the hat to this post by Hugh McLeod.
Good design gives users just enough, but not too much, information — once knowledge is gleaned, attention moves easily on to a larger task – John Maeda.
NB: on 13th sept, I found out that Maeda had written just such a thing on google in his blog. I need to read his blog before I speak 🙂