A friend is looking...
... for a few old photographs. In his message to me asking this question, he pointed out that he's been around for some time, and surely there are some old images of me out there on the internet someplace.
In his case, he's certainly right. The problem is how to find them.
The friend asking for help in digging up old photos from around the web is also my former boss (from the days when we worked at Apple), Don Norman. Here's a recent photo of Don:
You might have read one of his books (The Design of Everyday Things, Things That Make Us Smart, Turn Signals are the Facial Expressions of Automobiles, or The Design of Future Things), or seen his TED talk on "Three ways good design makes you happy."
The question he posed to me is today's SearchResearch's Challenge:
1. Can you find photos of Don Norman that were taken BEFORE 1997?
The ideal answer will give a link to a photo, along with a year, and a description of what you did to find it.
Don helpfully pointed out that he was on the cover of a few design magazines (especially in Japan) around that time. Maybe that will help. (Or not. You never know.)
Here's another hint--he's always had the beard. (And, FWIW, I had my beard when I met Don for the first time. There wasn't any question about transference either way!)
And it's no fair finding his personal web site's collection of images. He presumably knows about that.
Obviously, the real challenge here is to get verified dates with the photos, or some photo evidence that pins the date to a particular year.
Even though Don is incredibly well-known, I found it a bit tricky to solve this problem. Can you figure out what I did to find ~100 photos dating back to the 1980s?
Remember to tell us HOW you found the images. We all want to learn what method you used to come up with your findings.
On Friday I'll come back and tell you what I did to find his pix.