Sometimes we present ourselves with the illusion that we’re doing something important. But the biggest waste of time is doing that which need not be done at all.
Amazon’s first Go storefront is set to open on Monday in Seattle. I first heard about this about a year ago. Not being a fan of lines, I like the concept. However, I ask the same question now as I did then: Why make customers scan their phones to enter the store?
I suspect the barriers exist to prevent theft. But, it seems like a step that could be avoided or at least made less like entering the subway.
via Dave Winer
Cards Against Humanity’s Pulse of the Nation presents some enlightening information about our country, like this nugget:
By the way, this poll’s scrollytelling is a good example of the form. I like how they’ve included some navigation and wayfinding to overcome some of the drawbacks of these scroll-only interactions.
via Flowing Data
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