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Steven Johnson
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Pynchon on Garcia Marquez: one of the best book review opening lines of all time:
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So our first rose of the season turned out well...
I did Colbert twice, and was never quite sure if was supposed to adopt my own fictional identity, feign outrage at his, or just ignore him.
If Colbert drops his persona it'll be the end of the most surreal interview in media, being intvw'd by someone pretending to be someone else
PHX-area people: I'll be speaking about innovation next Thursday @SkySongConnect in Scottsdale. More conversation at #SkySongConnect14
“We shouldn’t think of ‘the web’ as only what renders in web browsers.” Smart guy, that @gruber.…
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My 8yo son knows about software version numbers (eg Minecraft 1.7.2) but not decimals. So he thinks all decimals are "a kind of version"
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“Is the Oculus Rift sexist?” — Brilliant, fascinating piece from dana boyd:…
Enjoyed Ghost Map? Def check out The Remedy, Thomas Goetz’s “fascinating & entertaining new page turner” (LA Times):…
Double-take! America’s Underappreciated Entrepreneur: The Federal Government @stevenbjohnson Ideas book said same
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With very rare thunderheads above, Angel Island looks like it's in the South Pacific right now instead of SF Bay
Interesting that, after 9 years, relatively few sitcoms have aped HIMYM's nonlinear storytelling (vs, eg, The Office's mockumentary).
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On the Cataract Trail post-rain. Nearly killed myself slipping on wet stairs, but still, great to see water in Marin.
From my Tesla collection, my argument for why electric cars are going to replace gas far more quickly than we think:…
How cool to add a story written by @elonmusk himself to the Tesla collection I started @Medium last year!
Eliminating nuclear weapons is not a utopian fantasy but the next step in the decline of violence. #demandzero
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Played with MS Word for iPad a bit today. Very elegant. Kind of a momentous tech moment really, like Apple making the iPod PC-compatible.
Wow. How lovely. RT @brainpicker Steinbeck on falling in love – his magnificent letter of advice to his teenage son
Oddly, I’m seeing a lot of tweets abt my old @Medium essay, “The Spark File.” Also worth a look: “The Shadow Plot”…
Anyone following me on the back of TED should also buy and devour @carlzimmer's book, Parasite Rex. Trust me.…
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One of the highlights of TED 2014, IMHO RT @edyong209 My TED talk is up! Mind-controlling parasites! Terrible puns!
"Remember the phenomenon that is Android began as a little company, that only went mainstream after it received a huge backing" -Tim Sweeney
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Winner-take-all is toxic & sociopathic
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