Category Archives: Quote of the Week

Quote of the week (28 February)

From an old neighbour of mine, Douglas Adams. Comes from Salmon of Doubt, uncovered by 37 Signals:

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

That explains my bafflement at Twitter then.

Quote of the week (27 September)

From Joel Spolsky, quoted on UX Myths, found via Barbarian Blog:

Usability is not everything. If usability engineers designed a nightclub, it would be clean, quiet, brightly lit, with lots of places to sit down, plenty of bartenders, menus written in 18-point sans-serif, and easy-to-find bathrooms. But nobody would be there. They would all be down the street at Coyote Ugly pouring beer on each other.