“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book


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15 Books That Helped Shaped My Approach to UX

I was enjoying a quiet moment alone on the back patio during Thanksgiving break with my family and came across a WIRED


Who Do You Drink With?

Do you throw back beers with the same few buddies at the same dive bar? Or do you spend your weekends on the house party circuit, sipping appletinis and trying to remember names?


Celebrating Survivors

December 7th, 2006, marks the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. For years, America has rightly honored those who gave their lives on that day; however, it's important to also acknowledge the thousands who survived Pearl Harbor, and lived on to defend freedom and rally a nation.


Person-to-Person -to-Person

MySpace and YouTube were not created with grand political aspirations, but they have quickly become the hottest online campaign tools of 2006.


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Bringing Our Best Practices Home

Back in the days of Howard Dean, I spent many late nights with our own "Meetup" Michael Silberman building the tools we would use to organize and empower the leagues of Dean supporters at events in all 50 states and at hundreds of venues.


A message to our friends

Nicco's recent post about his support for Senator John McCain has caused quite a lot of ruckus. We at EchoDitto disagree with his decision.


FDA Approves OTC Sale of Morning After Pill

At 9.20 this morning, the Food and Drug Adminsitration approved the over the counter sale of the morning after pill to women, and men, over eighteen years old.


Free Zipcode-to-Representative Matching Database! Come and Get It!

In a previous, much crappier professional life, I worked as a programmer for the government. Most DC-area geeks do, in fact, although the work is usu


The Web as Power Base

Woodrow Wilson once said, “Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.” And while he couldn’t have foreseen the boom of interconnectivity the Internet has been bestowing on the 21st century, the quot


The Move, Cont'd

Well, we're in. As usual, we hit the ground running -- unpacking, finding stuff we forgot we had -- and figuring out what (and who) goes where. Of course, the internet was the first thing we got up and running.


The Fridge

We live online, most of the time. Yet sooner or later even we have to tear ourselves away from our keyboards and monitors to eat. Sure,we can order pizza online easily enough. But that means we need a place to put the leftovers. We needed a fridge, but the new office didn't come with one.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: