Memo

To people who run websites:

  • If you have Flash anywhere on your site, please get rid of it. If your online catalog requires Flash, I won’t look at it.
  • If I need to disable my ad blocker to see your site, I won’t bother visiting it.
  • If you’re discussing music, podcasts make sense. Otherwise, I have neither the patience nor the time for them. (No, I don’t “multitask.” If I listen to a podcast while working on something else, I will both miss much of the podcast and do a poorer job on the task at hand.1)
  • Similarly, unless you’re discussing a dramatic presentation, video reviews and the like are also wastes of time.

Notes

  1. This also goes for music. Music, particularly good music, is inherently distracting.

One thought on “Memo”

  1. I was looking at the NaNoWriMo website. They ask: what music do you listen to while writing? I was all ‘listen to music while writing? huh? I either write or listen to music, never both at once. I can maybe wash dishes and listen to music…”

    Always been baffled by people who study, write, work, whatever with music blaring.

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