RE: Jakob Nielsen on Gnutella

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From: Lucas Gonze (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 13:16:28 PDT

I have only the deepest respect for a good red-eyed foaming rant, but I
can't go on this one with you. JN's message has yet to penetrate the
masses of software makers. It is the One True Message:

Computers are for users. Programmers work for users. Businesses prosper
if they serve the users. Designers do good IFF they ... users users
users users users.

People who hate Neilsen, in my humble opinion, generally confuse the cruft
about inverted-L web pages, color schemes, etc., with the core idea.

- Lucas

On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Tom Whore wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> --]Is it just me that finds this fellow annoying? He did a lot of
> --]good work early on, but recently has been entirely too self
> --]promotional. should probably be featured in
> --]
> Jackoff Nielsen (as the design heavy wonks around here call him) had some
> interesting thoughts a longtime ago, thoughts a lot of other people were
> having as well. His branding was his worth and over time what little good
> ideas he was reguritating become so lagged and second hand from the flow
> of the now he fadded into the zone of joke/wonk.
> Hes a talking head for the junket ciricut, a executive summary of the
> worst kind. He is best loved by those so behind the flow of things, who
> need to hear a voice that says its ok to be lame and the best way to
> battle the brillance of the flow is to belittle it, nit pick it, and wonk
> it down to a trickle.
> "If you cant beat them, berate them" is the JN moto.
> And yet, the sum of his output is gas, not substence. Like any foul gas,
> he too shall pass.
> ( the only use i have for JN now a days is to use when i want to upset the
> top heavy desgin/front page folks here at work. oooh they hate him...and
> oooh i love to see the reaction:) )
> [---===tomwhore@ [] [] []]
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