Birth is personal, miraculous, mundane. Mothers and fathers have been profoundly transformed by the experience of having a child as far back as human beings can remember, and yet we accomplish it with no training or even forethought.
Now consider cliques, teams, buddies, clubs, tribes, neighborhoods and nations: Community is […]
by Robert Frost
Brown lived at such a lofty farm
That everyone for miles could see
His lantern when he did his chores
In winter after half-past three.
And many must have seen him make
His wild descent from there one night,
For the third time, iA has selected the websites they consider to be most influential and successful, and pinned them down to the greater […]
Did somebody say this is the Age of Community? How about hundreds of somebodies? (Google found more than 10,000 occurrences of that exact phrase on the web, but it’s not exactly rigorous research to stop there.)
Still, what’s a community without Elders?
Heart-labor of Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel, a awesome endeavor called, “The […]
This Jeff Han video (see the first one I posted here) demonstrates more specific applications to show how the multi-touch interface is evolving. This presentation was part of Adobe’s TED2006. Han is a research scientist for NYU’s Media Research Lab, and the inventor of an “interface-free” touch-driven computer screen.
At our weekly unschooling families dinner, we were at the rant phase of the conversation, probably sparked by a reference to national testing of school children. Like the sound of a clear and finely cast bell, this off-hand comment continues to ring in my ears:
“Testing has nothing to do with genius. If […]
Jeff Han is doing some great work at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. I’m thrilled and excited that people like Jeff are steadily building bridges to the day that computers spill off our desktops and more deeply into our lives (freeing our butts from those “ergonomic” chairs).
It wasn’t purely a dream. I was napping one afternoon, and as I sank into the in-between, I was thinking about the French word, ‘revenant’ (not sure why). Then I thought of my son, and having to explain about French, and all those letters you don’t pronounce.
The next thing I knew, he was filling […]
My son (who just turned eight) and I have been playing a car spotting game, calling out car makes, usually by spotting the logo on the back of the car.
The other day, he shouted out, “Inny! I mean â€“ Outy!”
I was confused. “I thought we were playing the car game,” I said.
I was visiting the Dooce blog*, where she posts some interesting featured links and spotted this one:
I want to be THIS GOOD.
*I read Dooce because she is a great writer, and she makes me laugh. After looking at some of her older posts to get an […]
I’m writing from Los Angeles, California—we have just completed our cross-country journey and I’m catching up on work (which seems to have expanded while I was traveling).
It was a GREAT trip, with special stops in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona, and we are happily recuperating while we acclimate to our new home. In the […]
Fred DeLuca began what was to become the billion-dollar Subway Incorporated company with $1,000 and a high school diploma. But that’s not today’s punchline.
Here’s the quote in an excellent Inc. Magazine interview that got my attention. DeLuca was busy hammering partitions and rolling used refrigerators into his first restaurant, when:
Somewhere in […]
There are Two Ways to Catch a Plane
I love this one! Godin compares the two most well-known travel stylesâ€”last-minute-race-to-gate traveler vs. up-early-relax-near-gate-’til-boarding travelerâ€”with the ways businesses react to, or prepare for, […]
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