Monday, July 6, 2009
(Almost) everything old is new again.
This morning I heard a report on BBC World View that a 1600-year-old version of the Old Testament, the Codex Sinaiticus, has been digitized and placed online by the British Library.
For all the gee-whiz flash and flashy horseshit of the web, there's a simple message here. If your content is good, you don't need a helluva lot of glitz to present it. There was nothing really wrong with the UI of a book. It's worked for a few thousand years and may last for at least a couple dozen more.
The link above downloads an app from Microsoft, so it takes a few seconds. Give it the time it needs. You'll find it's worth it.
Posted by George Tannenbaum at 9:41 AM