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October 22, 2007


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I'm sick of "users"

Take the pledge, Josh!


I considered this, but I think the pledge is misguided. I doubt that user-centeredness automatically will result from turning "web users" into "people looking for information."

In the context of where I've worked, user is a shorthand, convenient term. Anything longer would get abbreviated into an acronym, and quickly lose any special quality.

"User" is a spectacularly useful umbrella term that is well understood by everyone we work with, from developers to testers to product management. I'm more specific when specificity is called for.

As for live internet weddings, my feeling is this -- marriage is a wonderful thing, but weddings suck. The goal is just to get it over with.

It's entirely possible that I'm not the most romantic person in the room. =)

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