About Analog Moment
Hi, I'm James Cox-Morton, but I go by @th3james online. Thanks for dropping by.
Building bicycles for the mind
Technology is the great multiplier for human endeavor. Steve Jobs captured this best in this wonderful interview:
I love what technology can enable, and I build software to be a part of it.
Technology is the best. Technology is the worst
As powerful though technology can be, it's also extremely difficult to get right. Modern software is among the most complicated things humanity builds, and as a consequence, products often fail.
On Analog Moment, I'll be examining when technology works, when it doesn't, and what makes a great product.
Things I believe
- The majority of failures in technology products are not caused by technical issues, but by developers not properly grasping the needs of human beings.
- Job-to-be-done theory provides the most robust way of thinking about how users hire products to solve problems.
- Christopher Alexander wrote the best description of what design means in the 1960s. His thinking about un-self conscious design underpins the Lean methodology, and tells us that design is best when guided by feedback from real world use.
A bit about me
I spend my days building web applications, mostly in Rails and Node.js. Alongside being a developer, I also take a keen interest in UX, design, and product management.
I'm also something of an Apple fanatic (as you might have guessed from the Steve Jobs quote that opened this page). In my opinion, no other company manages to build products with such humanity and devotion to design.
Around the web
- I love Twitter. It's the most intellectually gratifying tool I use every day. Follow or message me @th3james on Twitter.
- I'm th3james on Github.