Friday Nov 10, 2006

Professional vs Passionate Software

I just read this kickass blog about Professional vs Passionate software/product.

I usually say "kickass" or "kewl" to describe products that I like instead of f\*\*king cool that the author prefers. Nevertheless, the author has nailed it - products do not capture  user's imagination if they are "professional". They need to be f\*\*king cool. For every iPod out there, there are a bunch of mp3 players that I cannot remember, let alone get off my butt to go to the store to buy it. MacBook Pro actually made my wife get out and buy it.

Project BlackBox seems to f\*\*king cool. This term of endearment ;-) has created a controversy for Tim Bray when he used f\*\*king cool to describe Project Blacbox. (Tim's blog describing his verbage :-) ). You know something is cool when people are talking about around the water cooler.

For a product to be f\*\*king cool - design matters period. A good design shows up in apple products (Apple Design Pro site) or something as simple as creating kickass presentation slides.

Here are some companies that I think have created or will create kickass products:

Apple, BMW, Amazon, Sony (with the walkman), Nintendo ( I bet -their new generation consoles that do not make me learn super hard combinations is going to kick xbox and ps3 ass).

 I will like to hear which companies and products that you liked...


Thursday Aug 03, 2006

Blogging CEO's - Soft CEOs.

Examining soft power that blogging CEO's exert. Is being soft good?

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