Dear 10,000th fan

This is an extract from Daniele Grassi’s post “Dear 10,000th fan”, appeared on his personal blog on August 10th.

The first blog post is usually something that doesn’t deserve to be read. Who cares about why someone unknown starts writing the billionth unknown blog of the world?

But well, maybe it is a tradition, maybe the first post is something your 10000th fan will beeager to read when he’s tracking back your story and write a biography about you.

Thus, my dear 10,000th fan, here is the story behind this famous blog.

I’m really excited about the tech world, and in particular about the UX movement (can UX be called a “movement”?). I really think that tech is now evolved enough to stop thinking about how to impress people and to start caring about how to help them, really. It’s time for all of us (programmers, designers, IT technicians, etc.) to step down from our over complex podium and see how we can really matter in the lives of our beloved users giving them software and gadgets that treat them as friends, as humans, as someone to help and not to trick or ignore.

So, is this just ANOTHER blog about UX, that will dissect AGAIN the new iOS icon set and its typography? Will I enrich the Internet with my bags of 2 cents bragging about how I really care about flat design, or pointing out that maybe skeumorphism was something we really needed not to be scared by our own devices?

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Author: Daniele Grassi
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