80/20 and the design blogosphere
~ 14 April 2004 ~
You’ve heard of the theory. The one that says 20 percent of X something is always responsible for 80 percent of Y something.
Termed Pareto’s Principle or the 80/20 rule, this intriguing concept has kept me in contemplation for several weeks now as I’ve speculated the nature of the “blogosphere” in which we designers reside.
I think I’ve managed to create a theory of my own, based on a mod of the 80/20 rule. It goes something like this: 80 percent of the most vital new media design information can be accounted for not by 20 percent of all websites within the design blogosphere, but by just 20 individuals. Frequent these individuals’ sites and you’re likely to be keen on latest trends, new software, and just about everything you wanted to know about SXSW without ever having been there.
So who made the cut? Scroll down a bit. Chances are you’ve already bookmarked 80 percent (*wink) of the sites listed below.
- Jeffrey Zeldman
- Dan Cederholm
- Todd Dominey
- Dave Shea
- Jason Fried
- Douglas Bowman
- Mark Pilgrim
- John Gruber
- Greg Storey
- Andrei Herasimchuk & 19. Donna Driscoll
- Jeffrey Veen
- Eric Meyer
- Jon Hicks
- D. Keith Robinson
- Andy Budd
- Shaun Inman
- Jason Kottke
- Didier Hilhorst & 20. Dan Rubin
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