On penning titles
~ 14 July 2004 ~
Every so often I’m surprised at where my name surfaces next. Generally flattered and seldom disgruntled, I track the influence of my writings and work as measured by your comments and articles on sites other than mine.
But Eric Meyer’s “Luminous Beings” wins Sorpresa de la Semana hands down. I followed the link to “Wanted: CSS Luminary” only to see my name mentioned sparsely among the reader feedback.
“Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!” was my first reaction.
“Wait a minute… huh??” was my second.
The mere fact that my name was mentioned — despite writing very little about CSS — led me to question how I contribute to the design community.
…which ultimately led to this question:
If I were to write a book or speak at a conference, what would you expect the title to be?
I have an honest interest in knowing. Why do you turn to Authentic Boredom daily, weekly, or on occasion? Framed as a title in your own words, how would you define my expertise?
Of course, I have my own ideas about where my expertise lies, but perhaps I’m slightly off.
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