Coming of age
I feel like the information study is growing up when I see my former students out there, contributing to society through work and research. Or, as in the case of Are Halland, also through blogging. Are's topic is user experiences, on both sides of the interface, an interesting, Norwegian contribution to blogging.
Are was one of those students a teacher can't forget: opinionated, procrastinating, and much too intelligent to ignore. His best quality as a scholar was his ability to do wild, jazz-like improvisations of theory and practice under pressure that somehow took on the shape of serious-looking papers and well-considered scholarship. Some minds just work that way, and watching it happen is always slightly more thrilling than a concerned teacher likes... but Are always landed on his feet.