Annabel Scheme by Robin Sloan as seen on the OLPC XO-1 with screen in both “black and white, reflective, and sunlight-readable mode” and “full-color, transmissive mode” mode. Great read.
Hexamagons (via koogy via Herbert Spencer)
The Mission Bicycle Retail Experience as designed by Adaptive Path (via Brian Oberkirch via migurski)
What kind of novel, if any, can appeal to readers who read with 34 nested...– Sam Anderson on When the Meganovel Shrank
“Darwin insisted on his intellectual ordinariness. He wanted it publicly understood that his native endowments were no more than average, that he had to overcome a youthful tendency to sloth and self-indulgence, that he had wasted his time at university, that becoming a serious naturalist owed much to good luck, that he had achieved what he had mainly through close observation, discipline,...
Barbarians with Laptops
In a post titled “Barabarians with Laptops” on his blog Beyond School, Clay Burell asks: Whatever your subject matter, I’d love to see specific examples of digital tools and practices that, either through research-based evidence or your own direct observation, you think enhance the learning of content or the development of skills in the classroom. The results are an inspiring thread...
Talent is the desire to practice.– Malcolm Gladwell
Beware of people who lack the capacity for self doubt.– Buzz Andersen
Read voraciously, many books at a time. Only then will you hear the conversation...– One of nine “Ways of reading” from a working library
The world is full of light and life, and the true crime is not to be interested...– A.S. Byatt (via plsj)
[W]hen we worry about losing our individuality, we are likely misremembering our...– Anne Trubek, “Handwriting Is History”
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