It’s almost tempting to implement this just to see if anybody enters their info, isn’t it?
I thought this was a great explanation of why I’ve had trouble dealing with some excellent technical people. They had wonderful skills and cared about doing a good job but were very abrasive. Tact Filters has been around a long, long time but it’s as true today as it was 10 years ago, when it was written. Or 20 years ago, when I first started working with techies.
This is a test for BlogRefs
Seriously good article on why we don’t think of other people as “people”. Inside the Monkeysphere is terrific.
Eric Sink writes a great article called “This Blog Entry is Urgent” and it includes:
# When I see an envelope that says, “Do not discard this envelope”, I know immediately that it will be safe for me to throw it away unopened.
# When I see an envelope that says “Special Offer”, I know with certainty that the offer contained therein is not special, and was in fact distributed to everybody with a pulse.
# When I see an envelope telling me that Ive won, I see a completely unambiguous message. There could be no clearer way to communicate to me that I have in fact not won anything at all.