We are now on at least the 60th version of one of the screens of the new software! New technology gives us opportunity to make things clean, simple and easy. It is a lot of work… and it is sending us to the book shelf.
We have been enjoying Paul Glen’s Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead the People Who Deliver Technology, which, for all of us who are intimately and constantly involved, is not so much about managing geeks, but about managing ourselves (there are a bunch of us).
While we’re not necessarily admitting to being geeks, this quote from one of our team members could be a clue:
I just put a zip on the FTP called “nathan_mockups_320x480.zip” — these are our latest iPhone mockups with the iPhone device part removed (they’re just the 320×480 part that shows on the screen itself). I recommend that you sync these as photos to your phone and try them out under the Photos app. I can explain how if necessary. They overall look pretty good but one of things you’ll notice is the fonts in the rows on the home_list view did get kind of small.
For the ultimate example of geeks (not that we are…) and their friends and comments… a little geekified viewing on Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who were even said to go on double-dates together, back in the day. Geeks are people too, you know.