Readings for Lunch — [ 12 Oct 2017 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

UX

Ask me how Hulu stole $6.00 from me with this one sneaky UX trick

"Yep, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got here in the first place. Back in 2015, Cinnamon Toast Crunch had a commercial to the tune of Kelis’ Milkshake. It was…
The worst. Commercial. Ever.
Or was it the best?
Since it got me to upgrade to a commercial free Hulu account (+$3.00)"

UNIX

Origins and History of Unix, 1969-1995

A notorious ‘second-system effect‘ often afflicts the successors of small experimental prototypes.
The urge to add everything that was left out the first time around all too frequently leads to huge and overcomplicated design.