Monthly Archives: November 2008

This is just plain awful – genetic testing for athletics

A genetic test for which sport your kid will excel in. Absolutely, completely, without subtlety this is just awful.

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Outliers, are we missing the point

NYT has a review up today of Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers. I finished the book last night, after enjoying the light but still intellectual reading it provided while I was slaving away on a stationary bike evenings last week. I don’t … Continue reading

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Saving a link for later

Here.

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Suicide watch

The story of the teenager who killed himself on Justin.tv is awful. Last week I watched the Bridge, which was similarly shocking. I kept thinking, how did these guys sit and watch through the camera as people jumped to their … Continue reading

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Unable to search our memories, let’s digitize instead

A few years back I sat with my jaw dropped open as Charlie Nesson explained his view of a digital library for the world. I made an attempt to argue that human memory and scarce resources result in society’s ability … Continue reading

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Shift of power: provider to device-maker

Apple’s iTunes store has apparently knocked out an application for consuming too much bandwidth, says VentureBeat.

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More rumors

Here on politics.

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More e-9/11 worries

NYT article here. Wondering if Zittrain’s worries are more justified than any of us want to believe.

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A feature request for Facebook

I decided today maybe I’d give Facebook a second chance, I thought I’d see what the Twitter application was like. I hit the “install” button before I’d finished reading all the agreements, so went back to see what changed on … Continue reading

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Maybe I’ll be glad I bought that antenna afterall…

AT&T announces pilot program to cap bandwidth. I’d guess SF will be late in the pilot-program, but I may yet have reason to turn my TV on: no more freely streamed Heroes on the laptop!

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