Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

30 Oct 2001, 8:09 a.m.

Seth: Thank goodness I'm not the only one who confuses…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Seth: Thank goodness I'm not the only one who confuses Jakob Nielsen and Joel Spolsky. I assume Spolsky would take that as a compliment and Nielsen wouldn't; I see references to Nielsen on Spolsky's page but no references to Spolsky on Nielsen's.

I read Spolsky for my usability wisdom, since he writes more entertainingly than does Nielsen, but I know that Nielsen's more of an "expert."