Obama fielded a facetious question from then-CEO Eric Schmidt: “What is the most...– Obama is a True Nerd! The A/B Test: Inside the Technology That’s Changing the Rules of Business | Epicenter | Wired.com (via felixsalmon)
kottke.org: RIP Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012 →
jkottke: Columnist Rex Huppke mourns the death of facts in contemporary American society. To the shock of most sentient beings, Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet. Though few expected Facts to pull out of its years-long…
Education is what someone tells you to do and learning is what you do for...– Skillshare founder Mike Karnjanaprakorn opening the 2012 Penny Conference. Also seeSir Ken Robinson on changing educational paradigms and lifelong learning. (via explore-blog)
You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to...– 5 manifestos for the creative life (via explore-blog)
I exhort you to love another human being. It may seem odd for me to tell you...– Adrian Tan, in a commencement address he gave in 2008 to NTU in Singapore I find the bit about love being inhibited by a modern society particularly poignant, mostly because I have come to believe this reality so strongly that love has seemed silly to me for the most part. I love activities:...
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Thanks to technology’s mass appeal and accessibility, on a daily basis we...– BBC News - Data wars: Unlocking the information goldmine (via myserendipities) This is insane.
The Media Map: Who's Reading What And Where... →
I’m surprised that the LA Times still has this much circulation. I barely read it because I find its quality to be mediocre at best. Wisconsin and Minnesota are a pretty hilarious result though haha. lilly: I find this map hilarious. It’s a map of which publications are most influential in which states. Some are predictable: NYT in northeast corridor, Fox News in Texas. But some are so on...
When elite universities boast that they teach their students how to think, they...– second quote from “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education”
Being an intellectual means, first of all, being passionate about ideas—and not...– “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education”
When I hear my friends having fun without me
this is so great. whatshouldwecallme:
Perfectionism is a neurosis. It is an illness. And the more you try to become...– (via anuglybeauty) This one hits home.
1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and...– C. S. Lewis on writing, joining other sage writing advice from Kurt Vonnegut, Billy Wilder, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, and David Ogilvy. More on the power of simple words. (via explore-blog)
When I forget that I ordered something online and...
I do this a lot. It explains why I’m so broke. whatshouldwecallme: