Google Fiber Is The Very Best Of Google →
parislemon: Milo Medin of Google: It’s easy to forget how revolutionary high-speed Internet access was in the 1990s. Not only did broadband kill the screeching sound of dial-up, it also spurred innovation, helping to create amazing new services as well as new job opportunities for many thousands of Americans. But today the Internet is not as fast as it should be. While high speed technology...
Everything I (currently) know about how to start... →
This “manifesto” is a work-in-progress. I’d love to hear thoughts and counter-thoughts about any of the 11 points.
By promoting longevity and technologically inhibiting death we have created a...– Let my mother go – Michael Wolff on why our culture’s obsession with longevity is making old age a living hell
Right now, running a simulation for a single cell to divide only one time takes...– OMG²
“Where I think our work is different is that we explicitly include all of...– An entire organism represented in code. OMG.
Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and...– Steven R. Covey, who passed away yesterday at the age of 79, in his classic bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Yes.
Health Month has new owners →
healthmonth: Hello Health Month friends, I’m both happy and sad to report that I have sold Health Month. I’m happy because I believe that Derek and Billy (with their 20+ years of experience in the web industry) will be much better stewards of the vibrant Health Month community going forward. I WILL continue… Big news.
Where do you have the most crushes: Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Path, Instagram, or Foursquare? Unrelated: which app do you like most?
A duck bears no grudges →
msg: rickwebb: I love Buster Benson. A class act all the way. Sometimes, though, the dear fellow, one of my best friends, is self-deprecating to the core. He sell himself short. I just went out and visited him a couple weeks ago, and I know he’s sad about Habit Labs, and this blog post is a great read about someone picking themselves up and moving on, but as a good friend of his, I feel it...
Twitter is heading in a direction where its 140-character messages are not so...– Interview of CEO Dick Costolo, Los Angeles Times | Twitter is building a media business using other people’s content
Kyle Bragger joins Fancy Hands
tedroden: A few years ago, I had lunch with Kyle Bragger. He’s a friend and he’d just launched Forrst. I was about to “push the button,” and launch Fancy Hands. It really felt like something was about to happen for both of us. After that lunch we stayed in touch and both built our separate products into businesses. A few years pass and Kyle sells forrst (congrats!). A couple weeks ago, I was...
What we’re really doing when we attempt to achieve fixity in the midst of...– “The Antidote” by Oliver Burkeman (pg 146-147)
Diana Kimball: Cover to Cover →
rickwebb: dianakimball: Today, my goal is to read The Information, by James Gleick, cover to cover. Yesterday, I posted on Twitter: Tomorrow, I’m trying an experiment: reading a book in a day! Help me choose? and included a link to this two-question survey: Quiet and The Information quickly emerged as… I am in full support of this project, but boy do I wish it was Martin Amis’ The...
The feeling of "feeling like it" (or not)
Where does the feeling of “feeling like it” come from? Whichever part of your brain manufactures it, do you trust it to always judge correctly? Do you feel like eating a hamburger? Do you feel like balancing your checkbook? Do you feel like working late? Do you feel like sleeping in? There are some domains in my life where I have the ability to override the “feeling like...
Clay Shirky tells us of a 9-year-old Scottish girl who lives about 50 miles from...– The whole article is really good: TED Blog | In praise of cooperation without coordination: Clay Shirky at TEDGlobal 2012 Here’s the blog he’s talking about, by the 9-year old: NeverSeconds.
After a week or so of the Tumblr pins, I’m over them. The kinds of things that people want to pin are usually exactly not the kinds of entries I want shoved in my face. The act of un-pinning is also getting associated with annoyance. Probably not a good idea to train users to feel annoyed regularly.
Today we stand at the Information Age’s frontier: the Hybrid Age. The Hybrid Age...– The Hybrid Age – new TED book by technologist futurists Parag Khanna and Ayesha Khanna explores our co-evolution with technology. (via explore-blog) Good morning.
Reading the obits
A couple weeks ago I read about reading obits as a way to start your day. It’s great because it’s a little dose of mortality, a little bit of celebration, and it’s short, sweet, and often incredibly educational. Not to mention, completely different from all the other news you’re reading about. These are long sweeping lives condensed into a couple sentences, rather than...
The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play.– Arthur C. Clarke (via)