Sadly there are no cheese shops nearby that put Shakespearean effort into writing the cheese card descriptions like these stores in NYC.
Tom Preston-Werner suggests that writing the introductory Readme.TXT file first, before you do any other documentation / planning / even user stories, is the sensible way to start your software project.
I recently picked up The Neuroscience of Magic, which I’d wanted to read after seeing this informative article in Wired years ago; much of what I do in interactive design benefits from thinking in these terms. See 7 principles of magic video for an entertaining peek into the mechanics behind it.
Saturday Links: Cheesy Descriptions, Readme Files, and Principles of Perception