MediaBistro drew our attention to the fact that, at least according to Google, the word “literally” is defined the way we all (incorrectly) use it – as an expression of strong feeling or inclination. No word yet on whether or notĀ Parks and Rec was a deciding factor. Continue reading Literally

A Metaphor, Not a Skeumorph

From the always-properĀ Economist: The iPhone’s notification panel, with its imitation linen effect, was not descended from an object that was once made of linen. The switch that, say, allows you to switch an iPhone into Airplane Mode is not an on-screen replacement for what used to be a physical switch. In the early days of … Continue reading A Metaphor, Not a Skeumorph