I quite like this article on UI design OSNews is running. It is a well written, well referenced summary of many of the things that have concerned me in recent UI trends. Also cool that the author another MS student with computing/HCI interests in their early 20s.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.— Unknown
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