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Episode #32 The Josh & Jared Show - Getting into Trouble

June 25, 2007  ·  45 minutes

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This week Josh and I talk about all the ways we get in trouble. Whether its speaking in public or writing on our blogs, sometimes we kick up a sandstorm unintentionally. STC2007, Art vs. Design, and the Facebook API platform.

Show Notes

This week Josh and I talk about all the ways we get in trouble. Whether its speaking in public or writing on our blogs, sometimes we kick up a sandstorm unintentionally.

» I attended a conference for the Society of Technical Communication. While I was attending the conference, I blogged that I saw technical writing as an art I see slowly morphing away. Is it telling that the two most popular topics at the annual conference are user experience and interaction design?

» Josh has designers and artists riled up with his blog series on Design is not Art. Both sides are represented in his comments, from designers who think design done right is art, and from designers who think design reveals while art conceals.

» We also discussed the new FaceBook Platform Apps. These are an interesting case study as more sites consider making a public API to expand their offerings. APIs create an ecology where some sites can expand their usefulness, while other shops can extend their services to an existing community instead fighting the uphill battle of creating one from scratch.

We may create more questions than we answer, but never the less it was an interesting discussion. I think you'll enjoy it.