Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Derek Thompson writes in The Atlantic that “Twitter is worthless for the limited purpose of driving traffic to your website”.
…Twitter is sending less than 2 percent of its overall engagement back to the web.
(Lucky you, I’m going to push this post to Twitter.)
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night” (opening stanza)
We have over 20 alternative layout keyboardists at Automattic circa this post, including one rather well known one. For three years, I resisted their proselytizing as I calculated the cost/benefit ratio to be against switching:
I ended up changing my mind because:
Most of my coworkers switched to Dvorak. I’ve switched to Colemak as I think it to be a tad more efficient. The important takeaway, IMO, is to get off QWERTY as either should be leaps better on your wrists over time.
Yes, I did type this post up in Colemak. As I’m only a couple days in, it took me, erm, awhile.
We set sail without an anchor, we count upon that never stop / An anchor’s just a coffin nail, waiting for that hammer drop.
Andy Bothwell (Astronautalis), “The River, The Woods”