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Steven Johnson
Out this month: Curious, great new book from @mrianleslie. “Epistemic curiosity”=crucial idea for parenting, IMHO.…
Really excited about the How We Get To Next mission. Here's my introductory essay, called "Lifting Chicago":…
How We Got To Now is largely about the history of innovation. But what about the future? For that we've created
The original iPod sold for $400, required a Mac, and had a 10-hour battery. Things turned out okay. #AppleWatch
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I suspect the Pew study reflects millennials growing up in a much more text-driven media environment (as opposed to TV generations before).
Millennials are better-read, vastly superior to rest of population, says science:
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People are going to go nuts cultivating unique looks for their Apple Watches. Just look at how crazy they are with iPhone cases.
Agree w/ @kottke that this is a better script for Watch intro, but having one single watch design is a terrible idea.…
Good Kirkus roundup of "ten nonfiction books you'll be hearing about this fall." (Um, including mine.)…
Had a chance to see “Last Days In Vietnam” last week—amazing film that re-writes a history you thought you knew:…
Great observations on the innovations in the Applewatch from @alexismadrigal here:…
@stevenbjohnson the iPad was the original project. The iPhone was initially an offshoot of iPad development.
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So far, @Pogue's piece is one of the best I've read >> Apple Watch Update: More Details and Hands-On Impressions
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4) It was the 1st keynote of the Cook era. Criticism up to now was way premature. Now it's fair game. This is his lineup (incl the team.)
3) Actual timeline of Apple innovation is: 1998 iMac —> 2001 iPod —> 2007 iPhone —> 2010 —> iPad —> 2014 AppleWatch. Right on time.
2) Success or no, the AppleWatch is a much more ambitious project than iPad. All the important UI advances had been achieved with iPhone.
1) Like the original iPhone, I’m amazed at how many fully-developed features they have working in v1 of the watch.
A few thoughts on the Apple keynote yesterday...
Apple kills little pieces of plastic. Floppies, CDs, Cards. SIMs?
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This panorama captures the view from my chopper ride over Sao Paolo. But it does not capture my terror.
Even by helicopter Sao Paolo is still too immense to fully comprehend:
Have you seen what's on the #HowWeGetToNow Facebook? There's more from @stevenbjohnson and the series to explore:
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@pourmecoffee: Twitter should redirect every tweet of a stolen nude celebrity photo to this
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“Big story of the West today is how the urban & the wild have produced a unique lifestyle—a new-century ecosystem.”…
Spending first night in our new Brooklyn home, bicoastal for foreseeable future. (Hey, it worked for Don Draper...) Good to be back!
Image of Schrödinger's cat made with entangled photons. Object was never directly photographed
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The finished books look fantastic! @stevenbjohnson HOW WE GOT TO NOW @riverheadbooks 9/30 @PBS series premiere 10/15!
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How We Got To Now book is the first of mine to have lovely full-color images. Also lovely words!
Just got gorgeous final version of the How We Got To Now book. In stores Sept. 30, available for pre-order now!
Problems my parents didn't have: my kids are fighting because one keeps spawning chickens in the mega-yacht they're building. #minecraft
read Invention of Air by @stevenbjohnson while on holiday. A scientific thriller that's a true story that inspires…
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Germans overestimate and Americans underestimate the number of poor people in their country:
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Last year, the British police *in total* fired their weapons fewer times than Darren Wilson did on August 9th.…
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It increasingly feels like I inevitably miss a good proportion of the good stuff my friends post cos I'm not staring at Twitter 24/7
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I think if I were Twitter I'd change 'discover' and 'activity' to 'best of your friends' and 'best of everyone' or something...
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Either way, #Ferguson is yet another argument against the "echo chamber" theory of social media.
Would be interesting to see if the story broke first through African-American Twitter circles, and then linked out to national media, etc.
Other factor in #Ferguson story--that @carr2n briefly alludes to--is the fact that Twitter has such a large African-American user base.
“Nothing much good was happening in Ferguson until it became a hashtag.” Great column from @carr2n.…
if this is how they behave with the whole world watching, imagine what they do when no one's looking.
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On Twitter, @zeynep's feed had much #Ferguson news; Facebook's didn't. "Algorithms have consequences." *Great* piece…
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Brilliant signup experience in new #foursquare app. Fun & smart to list actual dishes (not generic categories like "Italian.") Go @dens!
Wow, Vox wins my award for most innovative (and informative) chart of the month. On electric vehicle competitiveness.
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If your mental image of Medellin is still trapped in 90s-era Escobar madness--think again. Lovely, dynamic (and safe!) city. I'll be back!
From arrogance to collaboration - is this the real arc of Steve Jobs' journey? by @petersims
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