Crucible of Conflict: Tamil and Muslim Society on the East

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The challenge of using the preferred names for people and places of the world faces us today. Ethnography helps teach the techie types to understand those consumers who “aren’t living and breathing the technology” the way an Intel engineer might. (A curious exception to this cautious embrace of ethnographic methods is Apple, whose late co-founder, Steve Jobs, trusted his designers—and especially himself—more than he trusted consumers or researchers. “It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want,” he famously said.) Min Lieskovsky, the ReD consultant on the Absolut project, has been a friendly acquaintance of mine for nearly a decade.

Pages: 448

Publisher: Duke University Press Books (May 7, 2008)

ISBN: 0822341379

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