Day: August 26, 2007

Jakob Nielsen’s Dishonesty

I’ve always disliked Nielsen’s holie-than-thou attitude and painful-to-look-at website, so I’m only too delighted to highlight his admission that in 1997 he suppressed research that demonstrated that users respond to dialog-box style ads on websites.

Now hold your horses before you dive in to defend his honour. Yes he’s admitted it now, and there’s no denying that that’s a step forward. But ask yourself, when did you start admiring him, recently or ten years ago? Would you now, with the same information?

Neilsen is a dinosaur. Move on people.

“Torrent Away”

Graham Linehan to IT Crowd fans on his blog, fair balls to the man.

Wow! Thanks everybody! I’m slightly overcome. And listen, torrent away. Just please buy the DVD when it comes out (unless you hate it, of course, in which case that would be mental).

(About 20 comments down, look for the avatar snipped from the header.)

As I said there, TV LOL moments are so rare these days I get a little shock when I have one; and I had several during this episode. I really must buy series one on DVD, I don’t think I’ve seen all of them.