Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant


This whole daylight savings thing is driving me nuts. I was up until 7 a.m. and I have no idea how I pulled myself out of bed at 1 p.m.

Paul Bradshaw has some great thoughts about interactivity and how the idea of user control operates on different levels: hardware and software.

Hardware controls the time and space dimensions. When and how can you consume this information?

Software controls the dimensions of input and output. Can you influence the information in some way? Can you control how you consume content?

Webster defines interactive as

1: mutually or reciprocally active 2: involving the actions or input of a user; especially : of, relating to, or being a two-way electronic communication system (as a telephone, cable television, or a computer) that involves a user’s orders (as for information or merchandise) or responses (as to a poll)

I’m always happy to see people really thinking and talking about things like this. It shows that interactivity isn’t just another buzzword.