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February 20th, 2003
08:21 am

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How far we yet have to go
I'm returning Alan Cooper's The Inmates Are Running The Asylum to the Menlo Institute today and decided to first note the books recommended by the author in the text and footnotes:

  • About Face: The Essentials of User Interface design, by Alan Cooper
  • Lateral Thinking, Creativity Step by Step, by Edward de Bono
  • How The Mind Works, by Stephen Pinker
  • Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey Moore
  • Managing the Professional Service Firm, by David Maister
  • I Sing the Body Electronic, by Fred Moody
  • Motivation and Productivity, by Saul W. Gellerman
  • The Secrets of Consulting; A Guide to Giving & Getting Advice Sucessfully, by Gerald Weinberg


Doing this brought to my attention the fact that not a single one of the books Alan refers to in his book was authored by a woman. Ah, the state of my industry.

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From:minnehaha
Date:February 20th, 2003 06:39 am (UTC)
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Sounds like an opportunity.

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From:netmouse
Date:February 20th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC)
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yes, though I definitely want to get some applied experience under my belt beforehand.

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From:bjorng
Date:February 20th, 2003 08:09 am (UTC)
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On the topic of books, I just picked up

CMM Implementation Guide: Choreographing Software Process Improvement by Kim Caputo

(Don't know if Kim's a woman or not.) You expressed an interest in seeing something about CMM, and I'm not likely to get to it for a while, so if you'd like to borrow it, let me know.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 20th, 2003 02:45 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for thinking of me - I am definitely interested. I'm thinking if it's convenient for you, you could take it to work and I could pick it up from you there tomorrow? I'd love to see where you work.

otherwise, well, you know where I live...
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From:bjorng
Date:February 20th, 2003 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Sure, you can come by here (my work) if you'd like, although there's really not much to see. I'll throw the book into my car tonight so I don't forget. You have the address, right?
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