"Colonnade was a drink manufactured by Holborn pharmacist G. R. Ferdinand following a trip to the United States in the 1890s. While there, he was intrigued by drinks such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola, marketed both for their thirst-quenching ability and their supposed medicinal properties."
My friend Tom Wright's new blog on London, psychogeography and history, real and imagined, promises some great reading.
What patterns recur in this list? Can we extract general cases, or a kind of pattern language for con tricks? How many of these could be turned into (deceptive) design techniques? I love this sort of list. (via Boing Boing)
Classic software project mistakes: an error pattern language? How many of these apply generally to projects (product design, engineering, political, personal, social, educational...)? Is there a kind of general analysis method for all this? Can things like TAFEI (http://books.google.com/books?id=TZSKZiocMJQC ) be applied on this scale?