November 11, 2016

User Centric Web

In the past year or so I've been having a recurring discussion around "the app-centric web" and the "user-centric web". Lots of other people have converged in a similar discussion, but I figure it would be constructive to write down my own in case it adds anything to the discussion....

November 01, 2016

Platforms Launch Switch and Notify

A recurring design principle of [platforms](/2016/10/25/foundations-and-ceilings.html) is that they all, in some way, afford to **launch**, **switch** and **notify**.

October 25, 2016

Foundations And Ceilings

Over the last four years I've participated in a recurring discussion pervasive to the development of third party platforms and ecosystems at Google. It appears so often while architecting developer platforms that there are a lot of [different articulations](#isomorphic-dichotomies) of this tension.