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  Monday, September 20, 2004

FC Now: The Business of Design. Lots of companies are now discovering what Target, Pottery Barn, BMW, and Apple knew all along: Great design is a strategic advantage in an increasingly... [Fast Company]

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It May Be Free, But It's Still A Best Seller. While the entertainment industry freaks out that if their content is available online for free no one will buy it, here's yet another example that it's simply not true. Other things, including packaging, certainly come into play. How else can people explain the fact that the 9/11 Commission Report is a best seller, despite being available for free online? At a reasonable price, many people realize it's simply more convenient to have the hard copy. [Techdirt]

There's also the realization that, for those of us who like to have hard copy to carry around with us, it can be more cost-effective to buy what someone else has printed for us than to print it ourselves, single-sided, on our overworked laser printers. I have piles of documents that I've printed from online sources because I want to have the dead-tree version on hand long after the Web version has become a dead-end link, or is hidden behind some corporate subscription wall.

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User Experience Resource Collection. "An annotated collection of links to articles, tools, templates, guidelines and other resources for user experience designers." (Dey Alexander) [InfoDesign: Understanding by Design]

Looks like more stuff than I can possibly absorb, but it's nice to have the links handy.

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