happy birthday jakob
August 20, 2001 6:16 PM   Subscribe

happy birthday jakob Though we all like to scream about his pronouncements or catch him when he makes an error in his own rules, it's time everyone who has a job relating to human factors to acknowledge that Jakob Nielsen's tireless promoting of usability is very likely the reason our bosses or our clients are willing to consider allowing usability testing. Thanks guy! Wish I could afford to buy you that rogers and hamerstein collection...
posted by christina (7 comments total)
Are you sure this is the same guy? Maybe our Jakob is really a James Patterson fan. Or perhaps he wishes for nothing at all, save a usable Web (not to be confused with usableweb.com, of course).
posted by jjg at 7:01 PM on August 20, 2001

t-shirt! Actually, I like the 80 milion in venture capital shirt better.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 8:25 PM on August 20, 2001

It is a different guy.. he responded on my weblog. We was quite happy to be thanksed instead of picked on for a change, though...

FYi, his birthday is October 5th.
posted by christina at 9:10 PM on August 20, 2001

My birthday is next May, I hope you post a link for me then!
posted by kv at 11:30 PM on August 20, 2001

MeFi's back for 2 hours, and we've already got a pointless happy birthday post.

I'm 12/18...XL shirt size, 9 shoe.
posted by jpoulos at 6:59 AM on August 21, 2001


Doesn't it seem like three crusty usability dudes got together and formed a company just so they could staff it with a variety of reasonably attractive women? I don't see a single guy except them ;-)

Not to mention that Jakob's latest column is nothing more than a direct plug for his e-commerce report and a conference of his.

But don't get me wrong, I actually think he's quite a good guy.
posted by wackybrit at 9:54 AM on August 21, 2001

Wish I could afford to buy you that rogers and hamerstein collection...

Syncophancy anyone?
posted by leo at 1:10 PM on August 22, 2001

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