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This morning’s software frustration: I entered an address into Google, and it popped up a text bubble that asked if I wanted to share my location, along with a “tell me more” link. Clicking on that link dismissed the text bubble, so that when I returned the question was gone, and along with it the clue of where to click. (Not that it mattered, because

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Author: Peter Sheerin

Peter Sheerin is best known for the decade he spent as the Technical Editor of CADENCE magazine, where he was the acknowledged expert in Computer-Aided Design hardware and software. He has a long-standing passion for improving usability of software, hardware, and everyday objects that is always interwoven in his articles. Peter is available for freelance technical writing and product reviews, and is exploring career opportunities in interaction design. His pet personal project is exploring the best ways to harmonize visual, tactile, and audible symbols for improving the effectiveness of alerting systems.

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