Monthly Archives: February 2005

Austin IA Happy Hour, March 10th

Looks like all the Web designers, Information Architects, Usability experts, Bloggers and just about anyone else here in Austin could use a warm up for SXSW this year (where I’m a panelist!)

So let’s all meetup at the Austin Cocktail-Networking-Happy Hour, sponsored by the UT Austin, School of Information student chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology.

It’s at Vivo Cocina, 2015 Manor Rd. Austin, TX from 6pm-8pm on Thursday March the 10th.

Refer to this handy Map to Vivo Cocina

See you there.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Over at Futurismic: Blog, there is a claim that Google is trying to become the “modern equivalent” to the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

This brings two thoughts to mind:

  • The use of the word “modern” to describe Google now, when HHGG is (as far as I can tell) isn’t set in the past, but perhaps grounded in its original publication date. Either way, Google is better than when the book(s) were written, but certainly not as great as the Guide described in the books.
  • I don’t know if that’s Google’s goal, but I think that Wikipedia is more in the spirit of the Guide.