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Steven Johnson
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I wonder if, when they embrace, the train dispatcher's spouse ever thinks "I'm being held momentarily by the train dispatcher"
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Nothing makes me want to have one of those four monitor wraparound work setups more than assembling endnotes for a book. #toomanywindows
The FCC is planning to kill the internet as you know it. Here’s how to contact the commissioners: boingboing.net/2014/04/23/fcc… #NetNeutrality
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This is all great on Piketty (not read yet) but #5 is ++ interesting, on “the true historical drivers of the process” delong.typepad.com/sdj/2014/04/pi…
While writing about Bitcoin today I remembered I wrote a chapter about peer-to-peer encrypted e-money 22 years ago: kk.org/outofcontrol/c…
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What scares me about Felix's new gig isn't "post-text" so much as it's "TV channel aimed at millennials"
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Interesting, @Medium is becoming the venue of choice for writers with strong institutional affiliations to break news, personal updates etc.
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Behold "The Message", a new group-writing project I'm doing with eleven other brilliant folks, over at Medium! medium.com/p/ec85faef5a5b
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In 02007 @stevenbjohnson spoke about cholera, SimCity, television, brains and consilience blog.longnow.org/02014/04/22/st… #longnow Seminar flashback
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I'm using @Medium as my primary writing tool, I draft *everything* there. Somehow this makes me feel like the kid using GameStop as a bank.
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While we're strolling down memory lane, here's a cartoon about @stevenbjohnson, circa 1997: bit.ly/1lwiQIl #diamondsonsilk
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Plus I would love to see Apple reinvent the Finder from scratch for multitouch UI. Wide open space for new visual metaphors, etc
Re: iPad as tease, I've always felt iOS lack of file system was bigger impediment to "real work" than lack of built-in keyboard.
Speculation: iPad volume - not just share - down in Q1CY14. Q: If so, why? A: The iPad Is A Tease j.mp/1iBwkmJ
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How can #communities create places that foster great ideas? Join Knight & @stevenbjohnson on 5/2 for a free webinar kng.ht/PnfegP
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The Venice glassmakers & the “connection btwn creativity and the density and diversity of cities.” My post at Knight: knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightbl…
Knight Foundation is funding/collaborating on a site on urban innovation accompanying "How We Got To Now": nytimes.com/2014/04/21/bus…
Also if you're in the Bay Area, this is the week to hike those grassy ridges in Marin. Full wildflower bloom: pic.twitter.com/WwW6KeMjhg
Took this pic while hiking western slope of Mt Tam yesterday. Next Windows desktop image perhaps? pic.twitter.com/1ayBit735V
Cooking a big breakfast and listening to early Billy Bragg. Good times. "Between Marx and Marzipan in the dictionary there was Mary..."
Pynchon on Garcia Marquez: one of the best book review opening lines of all time: nyti.ms/1ldoaA1
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So our first rose of the season turned out well... pic.twitter.com/nqEu9ChwMy