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Monthly Archive for May, 2007

Stumbling Upon Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert’s Stumbling Upon Happiness wins the Royal Society Book Prize.

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Science Communication: Sounds Like Chicken


Chicken, Chicken, Chicken, Doug Zongker’s Powerpoint presentation at the AAAS humor session, February 16, 2007. For scientists and science communicators.

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Why is Social Tagging Still Siloed?

Social bookmarks are still siloed in separate systems: Furl, del.icio.us, spurl and dozens of others. Microsoft’s new TagSpace and ClaimSpace may just add to the noise in the market. New ideas are needed, and posted.

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Glimpses of Greatness

Mrs.Worthington and I go to see our daughter on the stage and come away impressed. I buy some Roman Marching Bread and it proves to be Roman Sleeping Bread. Frank Johnson remembered.

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Email: not.waving@but.drowning.co.uk

The British Library wants to make a snapshot of how Britain uses email, for use by historians in the future. A lot of socially and historically important email is lost already. I have lost a thread of messages from the 1980s, recalled here, which describes an international effort, coordinated by email, to track down a particular girl. If a technology can be put to romantic use… it will be.

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