Thoughts, links, and essays from Peter Merholz
petermescellany   petermemes


Archives before June 13, 2001

RSS Feed

Adaptive Path (my company!)

About peterme

Most of the Time
Oakland, CA

American history around the time of the Revolution, figuring out how to marry top-down task-based information architecture processes with bottom-up document-based ones, finding a good dentist in San Francisco Oakland
Designing the user experience (interaction design, information architecture, user research, etc.), cognitive science, ice cream, films and film theory, girls, commuter bicycling, coffee, travel, theoretical physics for laypeople, single malt scotch, fresh salmon nigiri, hanging out, comics formalism, applied complexity theory, Krispy Kreme donuts.

Click to see where I wander.

Wish list
Show me you love me by
buying me things.

Track updates of this page with Spyonit. Clickee here.

[Editor's note: began as a site of self-published essays, a la Stating The Obvious. This evolved (or devolved) towards link lists and shorter thoughtpieces. These essays are getting a tad old, but have some good ideas.]
Reader Favorites
Interface Design Recommended Reading List
Whose "My" Is It Anyway?
Frames: Information Vs. Application

Interface Design
Web Development
Movie Reviews

Obligatory Tokyo Photos. Posted on 09/03/2002.

coffeeembassy (13k image)

I had an excellent cup of coffee at the Coffee Embassy. It wasn't cheap (400 yen, ~$3.25), but it was specially brewed, just for me, and it tasted great. I enjoyed the lack of spacing between the two words in this sign.

exit (16k image)

Like in America, EXIT signs are everywhere. Unlike in America, they depict someone running headlong through a door, as if he's making a getaway.

pocari (15k image)

Obligatory "funny product" photo. It's hot, you get thirsty, and there are these vending machines on every block, offering assorted beverages. Well, I had to try Pocari Sweat, an "ion supply drink." Verdict: not very good. Don't know how my ions fared.

shibuya_small (164k image)

Obligatory "crazy intersection" photo. This is Shibuya. Throngs of people cross every which way with each turning of the light.

2 comments so far. Add a comment.

Previous entry: "My Achilles Heel, Money-wise."
Next entry: "Nerds are the same the world over."


Pocari Sweat was my second favourite after Calpis Water - you really must taste that.
Posted by Timo @ 09/08/2002 12:36 PM PST [link to this comment]

Pocari Sweat? ewwww. Maybe the reason it didn't taste so good is that some guy named Pocari was slaving away at the factory, with his sweat pouring into the drink mixer thingy.
Posted by Sherif Tariq @ 09/19/2002 07:07 AM PST [link to this comment]

Add A New Comment:


E-Mail (optional)

Homepage (optional)

Comments Now with a bigger box for text entry! Whee!

All contents of are © 1998 - 2002 Peter Merholz.