Archives / 2008 / February

The Pirate’s Dilemma

The Pirate’s Dilemma is a fascinating new book that takes an in depth look at the impact youth culture is having on nearly every aspect of modern life, including society, economics, and technology. Matt Mason delivers a book that is highly entertaining and filled with thought provoking new perspectives.
As the book explains:

Youth cultures often [...]

The Starfish and the Spider

If you cut off a spider’s leg, it is crippled and likely to die. If you cut off the leg of a starfish, it grows a new one. Fascinatingly, the severed leg can grow into a second starfish. That is the metaphor alluded to in the title of The Starfish and the [...]

Time Lapse Video of San Francisco Fog

Via Laughing Squid, I found out about this incredible video, entitled Fog Rise, which shows the fog flowing from east to west across San Francisco and the bay on February 8th.
The video is available at Hi-Def San Francisco, which captures still images of the city every 60 seconds, and then strings them together into time [...]

Everything is Miscellaneous

Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, by David Weinberger, is a book about how we identify and organize information in the digital realm. It draws contrasts to methods previously used for hundreds and thousands of years in the physical world, before the advent of digital technologies.
From card catalogs, as drawers [...]