The Remix Culture

This post is, I guess, about the intersection of an article I recently read in the Globe and Mail and a video I saw on how we have developed a culture that loves the remix. In the article, which is about generating killer ideas, many great strategies stick out, but ‘borrow an idea’ is in(…)

Quick update

Every valuable human being must be a radical and a rebel, for what he must aim at is to make things better than they are. ~ Niels Bohr Just finished reading The Age of the Unthinkable by Joshua Cooper Ramo, and while it was a good book, that closing quote was great, and just the(…)

Four quotes to live by

Never leave the scene of a decision without first taking a specific action towards its realization. ~ Tony Robbins I may not have that exactly right, but the spirit of it is there. So often in the past I have made decisions and basked in the afterglow of ‘accomplishing something’ or ‘doing the right thing’(…)

Improving the user experience

I’m going to begin this entry a little off-topic, at least as far as the title goes; I was discussing browsers and ‘the browser war’ with a friend the other day when it seemed that I was, for some reason, ignoring my own advice, which was that everyone interested in speed should use Google Chrome.(…)

TED Talks

This post has been a long time a brewin’.  In aniticipation I created a little ‘Great TED Talks’ sidebar over there which will have a rotating (and growing) list of some of my favourites. First, what does TED stand for?  What’s it all about? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984)(…)