Makes the commute home in the afternoon kind of rough on the bike.
I find Joe, a 60-year-old hospital cafeteria employee, in the food court looking suitably bored out of his mind. Joe agrees to do a user test, so I begin by asking my standard demographics questions about his experience with the internet. Joe tells me he???a never used a computer, and my eyes light up. It???s very rare in San Francisco to meet a person who???s not used a computer even once, but such people are amazingly useful. It???s a unique opportunity to see what someone who hasn???t been biased by any prior usage reacts. I ask Joe if I could interview him more extensively, and he agrees.
I hate computers. Really.
I’ve been testing Pentel’s Sharp Kerry mechanical pencil for over a year now, and I’m ready to give it an enthusiastic thumbs up.
Testing a mechanical pencil…for a *year*. That’s either dedication to the pursuit of excellence or a mental health issue.
Shimano 6700 Installation Video
Doing maths with gears and sliders.
What the site offers very little of, with its quick-list format, are personal reasons for saving this or that object — stories, in other words. I’m prepared to believe someone finds a suede-elbowed polo personally meaningful, but why? Ultimately a lot of the stuff pictured these little displays is perfectly tasteful, but the result doesn’t seem like self-portraits. Instead — and this is true of Everyday Carry, as well — they seem like performances. Entertaining as they may be, I’m not sure I believe any them.
Rob Walker takes a look at sites like “Everyday Carry” and comes away with the kind of observation that makes me offer to buy him beers on a regular basis.
(UPDATE:) In an exciting two-fer, Rob also has a column in Slate today.
Saw on the Twitter that you're hurting today. Perhaps this will help.