I got to hear a former Sony designer (also a veteran of Apple's HIG) talk at MS Research today. He had a lot of interesting things to say, and he had a few interesting anecdotes about verbal jousting with Ken Kutaragi, the guy who came up with PlayStation (and I'm sure most of you are familiar with that :-) ). In any case, my favorite line from the presentation was: “technology is nothing without man: technology is a mirror of man.” You can find out more about Eduardo Sciammarella if you feel so inclined. Hmm, he seems to own a hiptop, and there's a moblog of his out there somewhere too.