'In this space — and quite possibly in the real world — people (like these collaborators) can hash out what daily news might look like if we could start over, start fresh, and build for a digital world.'
'When designing with a community what you should be aiming for is participation not democracy. Make your design process as open as possible, but don’t be fooled into thinking that because people ‘voted’ for a particular design, that is is the best decision, or even a good one. It’s probably not.'
'a leaderboard for most helpful, most knowledgeable, most giving builds better behaviour…. Don’t put in a bad boy leaderboard (a list of banned members). Bad boys love to be on that list. Only reinforce behaviours you want to grow.'
'What is perhaps a little surprising is that nostalgia is almost always associated with positive emotions – even when the trigger for recalling a nostalgic memory is something negative…. the negative memory people reported was usually a bad situation that was eventually overcome – a bad memory tempered with a good outcome and association.'
'As Korean residents and shop owners have increased their presence in Little Tokyo… the multicultural melding hasn't always been harmonious. Today, however, the tone in the towers… is strikingly different.'
'Once Gene and I were involved in a joint appearance with another Chicago media couple, Steve Dahl and Garry Meier…. Gene and I were known for our rages against each other, and Steve and Garry were remarkable for their accord. They gave us advice about how to work together as a successful team. The reason I remember that is because soon afterward Steve and Garry had an angry public falling-out that has lasted until this day.'
'The lead characters in all but a few of prime-time scripted shows this season are still white…. Reality programs consistently feature a much broader range of people when it comes to race, age, class and sexual orientation.'
Semifat Sediment is Josh Lee's weblog. Since 2003, Josh has been using this site to record his thoughts on games, television, reading, writing, and whatever else happens to be occupying his attention at the moment.
And don't try to make sense of the site's name; it's just two words that Josh liked the sound of when he was first setting up the site.