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First off, I need better hobbies.
I'm sitting here doing the official Google Video upload thing (I'll hopefully have a link by tonight or tomorrow morning), and Jack is asleep. What do I do during my few minutes here and there of decompression and relaxation time? Well I use to WoW, but now I zone and browse the world wide web.
Though I know the world is full of mathematicians, I never fully recognized the extent that math can play in random acts of common sense. I bring to you Fitts's Law. Yes, I read the article in full. Yes, some part of me found it interesting.
In a nutshell Fitts states that bigger objects are easier to target (eg. click with a mouse) than smaller targets. That is a pretty complicated formula up top for something that many find as common sense.
Looks like I'll have to hit up my two web design gurus and see how often they say, "Well now, that is an excellent use of Fitts's Law!"