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May 31, 2002: Damned Linear Medium

The second edition of the polar bear book is now officially in production. Hallelujah! O'Reilly still tells us that July is a possibility, though my money is on August.

Peter and I split the work straight down the middle. Yesterday we lunched at our one of favorite Ann Arbor restaurants, a Turkish place called Ayse's. Wondering how to decide who would be listed as "primary" author, we drafted Ayse to toss a coin for us.

I won the flip, but for many being listed first would imply that I did more. Wrong-o. Let me go on record: this was truly an equal collaboration (although Peter gets extra points for a decade of putting up with me). It's too bad that one name has to be listed first. Feel free to refer to it as "Morville & Rosenfeld" as much as "Rosenfeld & Morville," if you refer to it at all.

Now headed to San Francisco to teach at Nielsen Norman's UX conference, and soon to Sydney. Hope to meet some of you in those exotic locales!

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Comment: Betsy (Jun 2, 2002)

How about "Rosenville and Morfeld" or "Morfeld and Rosenville"?

Comment: John S. Rhodes (Jun 2, 2002)

I just finished reading a review copy of the book. It is excellent. Many new things. Many screenshots and millions of useful examples. It is about twice as big as the original. Rock on!

Comment: jjg (Jun 5, 2002)

I like "Rosenmore and Feldville".

Comment: christina (Jun 5, 2002)

From the 2nd edition

Rosenmore: "I think I have it. A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself."
Feldville: "Or just as mad."
Rosenmore: "Or just as mad."
Feldville: "And he does both."
Rosenmore: "So there you are."
Feldville: "Stark raving sane."

Apologies to Tom Stoppard...

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