That’s the title of a short but interesting book I finished reading early this week. It was written in 1994 by Mitchel Resnick, who had previously co-created the ‘programmable bricks’ that led to LEGO Mindstorms, and would later co-develop Scratch. The book is subtitled Explorations in massively parallel microworlds and introduces StarLogo, a parallel Logo-like [...]
I had already heard Tufte‘s name mentioned several times, and finally read this book some time ago. I have now posted a summary of it on Bibsonomy (click on ‘description’ to see it), just before returning the book to the library
I have picked up this book from the library to see if there were better ways of using Outlook, and indeed learned a couple of new things from just reading a few sections. I’ve added an entry for this book on Bibsonomy, with a short review (click on the ‘description’ heading to see it).
Today I read the extended version of Richard Gabriel’s essay Designed as Designer, written as a response to Fred Brooks’ OOPSLA’07 keynote. Brooks reiterated his position from The Mythical Man-Month that the central problem of good design is to achieve conceptual integrity, which can only be obtained if the design stems from a small number [...]