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Archive for December, 2009

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Swimming in Data? Three Benefits of Visualization – John Sviokla – Harvard Business Review QUOTE “A good sketch is better than a long speech…” — a quote often attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte UNQUOTE (^ That’s the opening gambit to the article by John Sviokla.) In many ways, this is also about patterns, and pattern recognition […]

Eat the rich: on sustainability

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Another very interesting entry in Seth Godin‘s (free) PDF e-book compilation, What Matters Now, is Unsustainability by Alan M. Webber (co-founding editor of Fast Company). Now, this one had me thinking about negative externalities, the book Natural Capitalism (and its authors, Paul Hawken and Hunter and Amory Lovins), and a provocative article by Frank Furedi […]

Analog: the landscape, not the map?

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Here’s another page from Seth Godin‘s super-interesting e-book (did I mention it’s a free [PDF] download?), What Matters Now. This one is from George Dyson (of the Dysons that include his father Freeman Dyson and his sister Esther Dyson): A N A L O G Analog computing, once believed to be as extinct as the […]

“What matters now”: importance of conservation

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

I’m reading What Matters Now, the free e-book (PDF here) produced by Seth Godin (with contributions by ~60 [I think] different writers: short, single-page length nuggets of wisdom or inspiration or questions to ponder). On page 37 I came across the entry by Piers Fawkes, whose PSFK site, with its global orientation, I used to […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Flickr: Your worst railway stations Small group pool of “Your worst railway stations” for BBC news group, posted by public Flickr members. tags: flickr, railway_stations, spaces, public_infrastructure, design, bbc From Social Butterfly to Urban Citizen: A HCSNet Workshop on Social and Mobile Technology to Support Civic Engagement | HCSNet “This workshop brings together people from […]

The ugly reader

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

If I type “troll” into my browser, I’m immediately taken to Wikipedia’s page on Troll (Internet). That’s appropriate, since it was internet trolls – those icky anonymous assassins – I was thinking of when I decided to write about “my” ugly reader. Usually, when I post, I imagine a beautiful reader – someone like myself: […]

All in my head?

Monday, December 7th, 2009

I’ve written quite a few blog posts in the last months. Unfortunately, the ones destined for this blog all stayed in my head. How local politics has chipped away at my confidence in assessing any kind of global perspective (including my own “place”) could itself be the topic of a blog post, however.

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