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We Love You Michael

(Image from tipoyok’s Flickr)

My uncle Halim asked me yesterday what my feelings were on Michael Jackson’s death.

I said, “Uncle, you’d be hard-pressed to find a child of the Eighties who didn’t, at one point or another, try to do the Moonwalk.”

We love you, Micheal. Rest in peace.


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I have just finished reading Eiji Yoshikawa’s Musashi.

I have never read a book quite like it before, so I have nothing to compare it to.

You should read it, too. But it’s over 900 pages long, so if you’re in advertising, I recommend quitting your day job, first.


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100 Photographs that Changed the World


(Image from 100 Photographs that Changed the World by LIFE)

I remember seeing this picture in a book in the officer’s mess at an army camp in Johor, almost 15 years ago.

It was taken by a photojournalist called Larry Burrows during the Vietnam War and published in LIFE magazine in the Sixties.

It got me wondering, again; what’s the story behind this picture? Who are the guys who are in it? Are they still alive?

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A Brief History of Information Architecture


It’s amazing what you can discover when you apply just a bit of creativity to a Google search.

I was checking out the price on Amazon for A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking when I impulsively decided to substitute “time” with “information architecture” and found a series of papers published by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, in mid-2003.

Information Architecture: designing information environments for purpose provides a snapshot of what it was like to be an information architect in that time. It also talks briefly about the history of information architecture, real issues and tips on implementation.

Great stuff.

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