Richard Boardman's Blog

The RTFM of Usability

Having been an engineer in a previous life, I’ve been a long advocate of the RTFM response when asked a silly technical problem: RTFM = “Read the F****** Manual” Where the third word can be anything starting with F depending on your mood, the inquirer, and so on. It could be “fantastic”, “friendly”, “frightful”, you […]

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Location-based social networks such as Foursquare, Gowalla, and Brightkite are getting a lot of attention for their integration of social networking with physical location. They allow you to “checkin” at locations around town, see who else is there, share tips, collect points and special offers, and see where you friends are. There’s a certain addictiveness […]

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