Vanessa Harris

Author, poet, technologist. Currently working at Google. I'm a Wordpress enthusiast and enjoy pushing Wordpress in crazy new directions.

It’s not just Facebook losing your email

In the old days of the Internet you used to be able to blame communication disruption on some grave technological shortcoming. Yet the most recent spate of Facebook foul ups would tell us otherwise – and they’re not the only ones!

Not just facebook losing email

Why I Love Apple (products) and Can’t Boycott Them

Yesterday a firestorm erupted after it was announced that a judge had banned sales of the Galaxy Nexus for violating two of Apple’s patents. Yet despite their bad business practices, I love Apple products – here’s why.

Why I love Apple Products

Apple Has Turned Evil

You need only scroll through news of the last few weeks for evidence that Apple has turned evil. The once-doomed computer maker that cowered in Microsoft’s shadow has spent the last two years seeking to squash smaller rivals with a flurry of patent lawsuits. Apple, please see reason – it’s not necessary to sully your good name by unleashing an army of lawyers. Your products are a more powerful assault on competitors than your legal wrath could ever be.

Apple has turned evil

Why Apple Airplay is like the Oxo Salad Spinner

Yesterday Apple announced a slew of new products. From the new Macbook Air to the next generation Macbook Pro with Retina display. Tucked within the more than 400 new features announced for OS X and iOS was another gem – Airplay mirroring support for the OS X. But why is Airplay like the Oxo Salad Spinner?

Why Apple is like the Oxo salad spinner

7 Deadly Design Sins of the Bit.ly UX refresh

They say in life you’re either an example to follow or a warning for others to avoid. Bit.ly’s new design falls into the latter category. Rather than run away in horror, I’ve dissected the 7 deadly sins of the Bit.ly redesign

7 Deadly Sins of Bit-ly Refresh

6 Things I know to be true (Enterprise edition)

Shamelessly adapting Google’s “Ten things we know to be true” into six axioms for the Internet age enterprise software company. If you ignore these, you’re unlikely to stay relevant for long…

Six things I know to be true about enterprise software development