Google Chrome Announced

GoogleChrome.pngYesterday, Google released a comic depicting their approach to building a better browser that is primed for Application rendering. “Chrome,” as Google has named it, has some “new” takes on browser design such as treating it like a Multi-Processing OS. They used a specialized team called V8 in Denmark to help them build a virtual machine for JavaScript. That’s certainly promising for tabaholics like myself. And ironically, I’d just quit out of FF from a bad memory bloat a split-second before reading the Google post.

Update: If you’re looking for the video conference. There ya go!

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On Web Craftsmanship

Apparently, I’m not the only one considering what we do as interaction designers as a “craft.” Social Design guy Joshua Porter has posted his slides from a presentation he gave on the topic. From his site:

For my talk, I picked something I’ve never talked about before: web craftsmanship. I chose this topic because I’ve been thinking a lot more about it since going out on my own last August. I also consider both Dan and Ethan craftsmen, obsessed with doing quality work vs. gaining notoriety or getting rich. So I thought it would be a good fit for the audience as well.

Passion shouldn’t be about making money (social or physical). Coincidentally, there’s a name for that kind of passion: Greed.

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