I have never been known to be much of an optimist, but think about it. What is life about, and what do you actually spend your life doing?
As I have been working on my new design, I have realized something: Doing web development sucks. Flat out, sucks. I have deep compassion for those of you who actually decided to do this for a living. As much of a perfectionist as I am, I could not do this job on a daily basis. I closed the doors of my web design business years ago for this reason, and this reason alone. If you thought dealing with your own tastes and perfectionist ways was difficult, try dealing with someone else’s. Most people who design sites, who are not professionals, design it to look nice in whatever browser they are using at the time, with whatever settings they have turned on or off, at the time (see MySpace). This is a perfect example of the old saying ignorance is bliss. If I could develop websites all day to work on a […]
So what exactly is groupthink, where can I see an example of it, and why is it bad? I am so glad you asked! Groupthink is a type of thought exhibited by group members who try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing, and evaluating ideas. During groupthink, members of the group avoid promoting viewpoints outside the comfort zone of consensus thinking. A variety of motives for this may exist such as a desire to avoid being seen as foolish, or a desire to avoid embarrassing or angering other members of the group. Groupthink may cause groups to make hasty, irrational decisions, where individual doubts are set aside, for fear of upsetting the group’s balance. The term is frequently used pejoratively, with hindsight. (from wikipedia) I have been seeing so much of this going around over the past couple of years that it has essentially turned […]