Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Not Your Average Farmer


I am proud to announce that my first-ever magazine article has been published! I was invited to write for Interactions magazine, which is published by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and has the vision of providing "timely articles, stories, and content related to the interactions between experiences, people, and technology." Granted the magazine is no Salon or New Yorker, but I still consider it an honor. Although it's geeky and quite academic, I enjoyed writing for the magazine because it was less restrictive than typical scientific writing. I could write in the first-person and add a bit of humor, and it could be about a topic that is not necessarily scientifically interesting, but interesting nonetheless. In the end I'm quite happy with how it turned out, hope you enjoy!

Not Your Average Farmer: Designing for Lead Users in ICT4D Research


  1. Whoa!!! This is totally awesome Neil! .. Very interesting, well-written, and thoughtful. I'm so proud!

  2. I like to think of myself as an early adopter for certain things, but as I get older, unfortunately I am becoming resistant to change. I think change is highly correlated with age. What are the demographics of the typical farmer? Good work

    like warrren buffett says: Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.

  3. negatively correlated...oops

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