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Rives at TED: It is not a question of if you can, it’s do ya?

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 14:30:19 +0000

The TED conference videos are some of the most amazing pieces of free learning I have ever seen. While working out last week I was going through the que of them on my iPod when I came across this 4 minute piece by spoken word artist Rives — a riff on “If I Ran the […]

Creating Passionate Users: Face-to-Face Trumps Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, Video…

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 22:30:52 +0000

God bless Kathy Sierra. Over the last few months I’ve found myself trying to explain the deepening (and real community) aspects of meatspace interactions that my wife Jen and I have been drawn into as a result of participating in online community. Usually we are trying to explain to business colleagues or friends or family […]

Medicine is magical and magical is art…

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 15:40:26 +0000

Our friend Zoe goes home today from her heart transplant. Wow. All I can think of are those words of St. Simon — These are the days of miracle and wonder…Medicine is magical and magical is art…

Berkun on ‘How to detect bullshit’

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 20:37:40 +0000

From Berkun’s latest ‘How to detect bullshit’ White lies are the spackle of civilization That is awesome.

Chris Pirillo says TechMeme has been hacked

Fri, 30 Jun 2006 17:05:15 +0000

Chris Pirillo says TechMeme has been hacked. Who knew?

‘Enthusiasm’—en theos—a god within

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 13:24:51 +0000

Here is a cool quote from Louis Pasteur found in the new book “Exuberance: The Passion for Life” by Kay Redfield Jamison The Greeks bequeathed to us one of the most beautiful words in our language—the word ‘enthusiasm’—en theos—a god within. The grandeur of human actions is measured by the inspiration from which they spring. […]

Kathy says ‘Reducing guilt is the killer app’

Tue, 14 Mar 2006 15:05:22 +0000

Over on Creating Passionate Users, Kathy Sierra posted that ‘Reducing guilt is the killer app’. I buy it — how about you? Can’t tell you how easy it is for my eLearning and design efforts to get stuck in the mud because the system just doesn’t give users the feeling of ‘You can do it!’ […]

Vista ‘Porn at Bay’ (aka pBay ??)

Mon, 09 Jan 2006 14:00:38 +0000

Best tech quote from last week comes from Andru Edwards at Gear Live as he covered the CES show in Vegas. In a post on parental controls built into Microsoft’s Vista operating system — …Vista has big plans for keeping Timmy’s future porn habit at bay. That’s funny (and, unfortunately, oh so true)

They Say I’m Extreme

Thu, 17 Nov 2005 04:13:51 +0000

Went to Barnes & Noble over at U-Village a couple of days ago (near the University of Washington here in Seattle). Had been having a bad day and needed some time to clear my head — decided to wander the store and explore — which usually does the trick. These days I’ve got so much […]

Ambrose Bierce on Zeal

Mon, 03 Oct 2005 14:56:06 +0000

Picked up a nice quote on zeal from David Allen’s blog this AM. Great note to folks like me who, shall we say, brew over with passion from time to time. It’s by Ambrose Bierce — Zeal, n. A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced. A passion that goeth before a sprawl.      When […]