Etech > 2006 Report Card

Blue Chip Products: 2006 Report Card  –Joel Spolsky

Blue Chip = Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

Off Brand = Ian Somerhalder, Sandra Bullock

We get some examples of sites including a cute alien from Reddit , he posits that this makes the site more friendly and creates an emotional alignment wth the site that makes you come back

the site does have a karma system (like Digg)

Reddit gets an A

we move to phones, Motorola given a go over, from V600 to RAZR to PEBL

RAZR gets a B

we move to web calendars, none of them could add a flight easily

Airset – looks good, AJAX based, even has a decent Java app for a phone

Airset gets a B

We get a nice run down of Y! homepage versus Google and the the aesthetics of design

which gets an F


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