academics, as seen from vegreville. it can be cold here. and it is flat.
What the hell have I been doing this (academic) year?
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Saturday, February 04, 2006
Every paper and lecture should have a
"comma-stupid" phrase (from creating_passionate_users). Just replace user with the target audience for a paper, and replace use' with student for a lecture.
I believe we all should spend time--a lot of time--figuring out exactly what should be in our "comma-stupid" phrase. We can start by asking, "What does the user care about?" Followed by, "OK, but WHY does he care about that?" Follwed by, "And why does he care about that? until we get to the heart of it. Then we pick a phrase... a message that expresses this in a way that everyone on the team can understand. Then from that point forward, every decision should include two questions:<snip>
One day, I would like to have the guts to write a referee report that simply says: "This paper does not kick any ass. Sorry."
(It was an exhausting week.)
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