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Workshops galore

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

We have finalised our workshop schedule for the next 6 months, and boy am I going to be doing a lot of talking:


In a number of places:

IBM’s USort and EZSort are dead

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

Following yesterday’s post about IBM’s card sorting tools being removed from the site, I recieved the following answer from IBM:

“The EZSort and EZCalc applications have been archived. The applications are no longer supported and will no longer be developed. Therefore, the applications are no longer available to the general public. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your interest in ease of use….”

Looks like that’s it then!

Typekey anyone?

Monday, January 24th, 2005

I’m still being seriously swamped by spam and am thinking about how to manage it better. One option is to only accept comments from people with a Typekey token. I’m hesitant to do it as it puts the burden onto commenters rather than me, but right now I’m not even posting as I’m spending too much time deleting spam.

So I was wondering – if you are a regular reader, how would this affect you? Let me know:

  • Do you already have a typekey account?
  • Would you register with Typekey (it would allow you to comment on any blog that is using this method)
  • Would you just not bother commenting?
  • Would you stop reading all together?


Card Sword

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Look, a new card sorting tool – Card Sword.

It’s an 0.1 alpha and doesn’t work for me. Will let you know when I have anything to report.

IBM’s card sorting tool is gone!

Monday, January 24th, 2005

A reader pointed out that the link I provided to IBM’s USort/EZCalc was not working. I investigated and found out that the pages are no longer on the IBM Ease of Use site, and have been archived!

I have contacted them to find out what has happened, and will let you know.