One of the great myths of the school system is that we tell people that everyone...– Dale J. Stephens, author of Hacking Your Education and founder of UnCollege.org via NPR (via curiositycounts)
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that...– Albert Einstein (via barnsburntdownnow)
Saddest of all, it works. One in three of the children said that being told off...– Why parents should leave their kids alone | Life and style | The Guardian (via steph)
A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public;...– Søren Kierkegaard | Either/Or [Part I] (via chughtai)
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making...– Max Planck (via stoweboyd) Paul Higgins: But can we afford the time for that to happen in a modern world? (via emergentfutures)
Mass incarceration, he argues, has radically changed society. He speaks of urban...– In Alabama 34% of Black Men Have Permanently Lost the Right to Vote | Your Black World (via aboriginalpressnews)
All my life I strove to make a small truth out of an infinity of errors.– Charles Simic, from The Monster Loves His Labyrinth: Notebooks (Ausable Press, 2008)
There’s a lot of discussion in the world about the two billion that are...– Eric Schmidt | The future according to Mr Google (via ParisLemon)
Sheep on roundabouts. Why?
Sheep on roundabouts. Why? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22062812
Astronomers anticipate 100 billion Earth-like... →
smarterplanet: University of Auckland researchers have proposed a new method for finding Earth-like planets in our galaxy and they anticipate that the number will be on the order of 100 billion. Milky Way Galaxy (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) The research supports an earlier estimate based on extrapolations of Kepler data. The new research uses a technique called gravitational microlensing,...
Overview of my Social Now talk: The Future Of Work... →
From GigaOM Research: I will be presenting one of the keynotes at the upcoming Social Now conference, 18-19 April 2013, in Lisbon. I am eager to go, not just because Lisbon is a wonderful city where I have old friends, but also because the event is very tool-focused. In fact, I am one of the few presenters not directly talking about tools. So I thought I would share an abstract of the talk,...
We estimate 3.74 million (3.7%) US TV subscribers cut their TV subscriptions...– The number of cord cutters is steadily growing (via smarterplanet)
The white gulls are crying: David Lunt, an early... →
lundsdotter: David Lunt, an early resident of Deadwood, South Dakota, was accidentally shot in the forehead during a Saloon fight between a man named Tom Smith and Town Marshal Con Stapleton, who was trying to disarm him. Even though the bullet passed through Lunt’s brain and left entry and exit wounds…
birdsong217: “If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.” — George Eliot, Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life
Disruptive influence ...
There are lots of disruptive strategies but most include three elements: you focus on the exact thing that sets you apart in the marketplace; you create value more by leveraging off other’s products or via low-cost strategic partnerships than through expensive acquisitions; and you don’t go to market until you’ve got those things right.
To control your cow, put it in a large pasture.– Zen saying (via stoweboyd)
Learn to gracefully say no. Consensus is harder to find as a community grows,...– Openness does not scale | Accelerating reinventions (via steph)
Richard Feynman and Jirayr Zorthian on science, art and beauty Richard P....– ♥LIKE : Richard P. Feynman and Jirayr Zorthian, BBC series Horizon, the episode is called “No Ordinary Genius”, originally aired in 1993 (via amiquote)
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more...– Margaret Mead (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.– William Ralph Inge (via quotefullness)
SXSW Rewind: The Top Ten Twitter TV Stats →
Jenn Deering Davis of Union Metrics shared a variety of interesting stats throughout her presentation on how Twitter is changing the way we watch TV. 10. 1 in 3 Twitter users tweets about TV at some point. 9. 41% of tablet owners and 38% of smartphone owners use their devices while watching TV. 8. Of those who tweet about TV, 76% do it while watching live. It’s a watch with other people...
Driverless car technology has the very real potential to save millions from...– Fasten Your Seatbelts: Google’s Driverless Car Is Worth Trillions - Forbes Gerd adds: this is huge, indeed - must pay more attention to it;)
chutesdimages: Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud
Bing, Google, and an increasing swath of nimble little search engines like...– How Social Media Affects Content Relevance in Search (via steph)
It is easier to get Ptolomy’s maps from 15th century than it is to get a map 10...– You would have thought that “born digital” data would be better preserved, but the answer is no. Archiving isn’t just backups, it’s far more than that. If effort isn’t made at the time to archive the results, we have and will lose that data. The CODATA Mission: Preserving Scientific Data for the...
1 + 1 = 3: Fermat's Last Theorem →
annadowdall: jinavie: In the 17th century, a lawyer called Pierre de Fermat conjectured many theorems while reading a mathematics textbook called Arithmetica, written by an ancient Greek mathematician called Diophantus. He wrote his theorems on the margins of the books. After his death, a version of the Arithmetica… …after being nominated by his profs, my brother just got long-listed for the...
Texting isn’t written language…It much more closely resembles the kind of...– John McWhorter, professor of linguistics, Columbia University (via thesmithian)