The feature that Apple took 26 years to get right

OSX Mojave comes with a little-publicised feature called Stacks. Apple patented the design for this in 1992, first implemented it in a half-hearted way in 2003 and then it took another 15 years before they launched it in the way it was envisaged.

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Twenty-seven forms

Last week on Twitter I saw a series of tweets come through from Jackie Liddle who was live-tweeting a talk by Nancye Peel. This one shocked me: Nurses bear the brunt of the lengthy paperwork required when older people come to hospital. Up to 27 forms on entry- compliance can be affected: Peel — Jacki …

Micro-scheduling

David Sparks writes that he’s been hyper-scheduling — laying out every hour of his day. Recently for work I’ve been travelling all over south-east Queensland with a colleague interviewing customers for a client. Sometimes we’re in the client’s office and people come to us but more often we’re going to their homes or some other …

Thauma and skepsis

Tim Carmody in Noticing, the Kottke.org newsletter: Learning begins in wonder (the Greeks would call it thauma) as much or more than in criticism (skepsis).