How To Report The News, by Charlie Brooker… a very frank deconstruction.
- iPad: Overhyped Flop or a case of Great Design Thinking?
Media studies graduate student / thinker @VenessaMiemis provides a very thorough examination of the diverse perspectives to what Apple's iPad means for the future of computing.
- Fraser Speirs on Future Shock
“What you're seeing in the industry's reaction to the iPad is nothing less than future shock. For years we've all held to the belief that computing had to be made simpler for the 'average person'. I find it difficult to come to any conclusion other than that we have totally failed in this effort. Secretly, I suspect, we technologists quite liked the idea that Normals would be dependent on us for our technological shamanism.”
- A Whole New Mind | Daniel Pink
All the iPad discussions seem to point me back to Daniel Pink’s book. He observes that the future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate.
- Clive Thompson: "Garry Kasparov, cyborg"
What if, instead of playing against one another, a computer and a human played together — as part of a team?
- Project SIKULI
Sikuli automates almost anything with screenshot ease, thanks to it's visual recognition technology. Works with any computing platform, including Mac, Windows, Linux! (via Lifehacker)
EFF asks: Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies.
- The Pinky Show: Structure, Power, & Agency
Pinky's been thinking a lot about class treason lately: What does it mean that we do so many things in our lives 'automatically'? What can we really do to make this world better? And what will we have to give up or risk in order to achieve it?
- Pictures + Stories = Pictory! And It's Pretty. // Current
Pictures have never been more share-worthy than they are within Pictory, a new, community-driven, ongoing series of photos and the stories behind them. Get out your Kleenex… some of this stuff will truly tug at your heartstrings! The Internet can be so great.
- List of Corporate Social Media Strategists, Corporate Community Managers in 2010 « Jeremiah Owyang
There are very specific requirements for this list, please read before submitting: 1) You must have a public LinkedIn profile page that 2) indicates that social media is part of your full time career and job –not just for personal use, 3) You must work at an enterprise class corporation with more than 1000 employees.
- Securing your iPhone's traffic | Macworld
There are several firms that specialize in “rent-a-VPN” service for travelers who don’t have a corporate information technology department behind them handling VPN service. I'm thinking it's the easiest way to spoof your iPhone's IP as well.
- Reboot These Sci-Fi Shows Next, Wired.com Readers Plead
Brings back lots of memories… though sadly I watched them alone with no one to share stories with.