Like, do you really need to “read” 700 pages of About Face or is it just good to dip into as a reference? And do we also “need” to read The Elements of UX, The UX Team of One, A Project Guide to UX, _and_ Lean UX, etc… or should we pick one or two?
Since writing this, a key underlying point has become clearer to me. We’re comfortable thinking of people with titles like Director, Supervisor, or Administrator as “managers,” basically (or “managerial employees” if you like to quibble). Nobody bats an eye when a Marketing Director or Production Supervisor reads management books or says loosely…
I worry about that too. I suspect a lot of music lovers who would’ve liked Rdio have been relying on a mix of free sources (like YouTube) to supplement playlist-centric services because they never got over the idea of paying for music. There are gonna be a lot of howls if/when more ads and paywalls come along.