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Steven Johnson
“The Hummingbird Effect” -- or how new ideas surprise us. My new collection at Medium:…
The Stories Behind the Accidental Inventors That Shaped the World @stevenbjohnson @WNYC @LeonardLopate at 1:30!
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Convergence: reading @OliverJeffers' STUCK after watching @stevenbjohnson discuss the light bulb metaphor for ideas:
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Attention Internet users: I'll be doing a @reddit_AMA about #howwegottonowPBS (book and series) at 11AM ET today.
Still a few seats left if you RSVP now: @fredwilson, @manoushz, and me in conversation tomorrow morning @WNYC.
The slow hunch and the roots of innovation: @PBS interview with me with clips from #howwegottonowPBS…
Scenes from the New American Dustbowl. I used to have little empathy for California farmers. Until this.…
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Fascinating: “Drones for Good: How 3D mapping is changing the shape of Peruvian Favelas.”…
Heads up: I'll be doing a @reddit_AMA this Monday 9/29 at 11 AM ET here: Ask me anything!
A clarification: (got a few tweets about this today) William Allen was the guy who brought standard time to the US. UK/Canada had it before.
Random pigs, time zones, the history of poisoning New Jersey water = me on the Daily Show last night. So fun.…
Last warning: @TheDailyShow with Jon Stewart is airing on the east coast in eight minutes, and I am the guest. Why are you not watching?
Interesting thing about @TheDailyShow in person: the monologue has a markedly different tone when the obscenities aren't bleeped out.
Back home from super fun @TheDailyShow taping. Hopefully told some intriguing stories. But worth it just to hang out w/ such talented folks.
"It's an unbelievable book" Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow on @stevenbjohnson HOW WE GOT TO NOW @riverheadbooks!!!! watch tonight!
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"That was the waste removal system..random pigs" @stevenbjohnson breaking down HOW WE GOT TO NOW @TheDailyShow @PBS @riverheadbooks tonight!
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We are delighted to announce that @stevenbjohnson's book relating to #HowWeGotToNowPBS is out in the UK today!
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People of Twitter, I will be on @TheDailyShow tonight, talking How We Got To Now with esteemed television personality Jon Stewart. Tune in!
Great @PBS clip of me talking about crazier moments shooting #howwegottonow; explains why I am the anti-Bear Grylls:
From the most extraordinary to the most disturbing, @stevenbjohnson shares memorable moments from #HowWeGotToNowPBS
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This Sixteenth Century Breton Barley Farming Community Started Farming Wheat Instead. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next. #buzzfeedannales
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After 46 years, finally caved and got reading glasses. Man, what an amazing technology...
Can't wait! RT @TheDailyShow Next week: Author @nordbergj, author General Tony Zinni, @AnimalPlanet's Tia Torres, and author @stevenbjohnson
"We want to create useful stories that people want to share." @stevenbjohnson lays out the background of #HWGTNext:
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Tim Cook: users have “realized that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.”
Big news: California Sunday Magazine (@CalSunday), born out of @PopUpMag, is live Oct 5 and you can subscribe now:
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But watch The Roosevelts on PBS this week! RT @KenBurns Ever wonder @HowWeGotToNow? Join @stevenbjohnson on @PBS on 10/15 for the premiere.
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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