The Secret Life of Passwords

The Secret Life of Passwords

Car ignition still works after the CSI found the screws to reconnect it. #csi #car #theft / on Instagram

Crime scene investigator still examining my car after it was stolen. (And recovered, obviously.). #csi #car #theft / on Instagram

Don’t try to convince me.

Why do people cling to their beliefs despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary? Read The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science.

It’s just that we have other important goals besides accuracy—including identity affirmation and protecting one’s sense of self—and often those make us highly resistant to changing our beliefs when the facts say we should.

I like Jason Snell’s way of describing science.

Science is, in many ways, a struggle to overcome our own personal biases and allow the truth to shine through.


Progressive enhancement.

A shift in the way we develop for digital devices. The mantra used to be ‘graceful degradation’ – design for what you expect people to use, then let your application gracefully degrade for older browsers, and smaller screens. Generally speaking the richest application, and the first to design for, was on the desktop.

A more recent approach is mobile first. Start with core content, design for the smallest screens and least capable browsers, then progressively enhance the experience onto larger more capable devices, browsers and screens. My intro from Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski.