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2004
  • Computing or Humanities?
    The application of computing to research problems in the humanities is not new...
  • Technology footnotes: international time line
    In the days of hot type, magazine content was set in film. This writer offered "intriguing" suggestions for making publications more appealing to international audiences. ...
  • Interfaces for staying in the flow
    Psychologists have studied "optimal human experience" for many years, often called "being in the flow". Through years of study, the basic characteristics of flow have been identified. ...
  • Technology benefiting humanity
    Memo to the new generation of tech philanthropists: Apply the same intellect and discipline to your philanthropy as you employ in business. ...
  • Calm technologies in a multimedia world
    In an ideal world, computers will blend into the landscape, will inform but not overburden you with information, and make you aware of them only when you need them. ...
  • 2004, The turning point
    An overview of some of the issues that will change the way we use the Internet ...
  • Emotional design
    Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability go hand-in-hand in good design. ...