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Linkdump for February 28th

by Rob Friesel

The Sun is Setting on Rails-style MVC Frameworks At caines.ca/blog. Still digesting this one (and its B- comment thread). Short version of immediate gut response: aspects of MVC are bogus (e.g., some of the "magic", implementation details that throw "wrong" HTTP responses [if you want to be that pedantic]), but it seems to me like […]

Program or Be Programmed

by Rob Friesel

Right from the first page, Douglas Rushkoff’s book Program or Be Programmed ^^Buy a copy on Amazon (affiliate link).^^^ reminded me of Nicholas Carr‘s, The Shallows ^^My review is here on this blog. And/or: buy it on Amazon (affiliate link).^^^ — only with a broader scope and more buzzwords and a less gloomy appraisal of […]

on footnotes, links, and cognition

by Rob Friesel

Recently, Nicholas Zakas wrote a blog post about switching from “embedded links” to footnotes. His decision was largely in response to some data cited in Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows ^^I have previously reviewed The Shallows on this blog.^^^; of those data, Carr writes: The test subjects who read the pages linearly actually scored considerably […]