|| 7:09 am EDT, Mar 31, 2010
David Shields / William Gibson:
Who owns the words?
Who owns the music and the rest of our culture?
We do -- all of us -- though not all of us know it yet.
That's the thing about games without frontiers. You never really know when you're playing.
It's not where you take things from -- it's where you take them to.
With blogs, everyone became a critic. With Tumblr, everyone's a curator.
With Tumblr, there is no "stealing" words or images, only reblogging. It encourages a delightful collectivity. The reblog button may currently only be available on tumblelogs, but it's only a matter of time until this quick-and-easy curation function is adapted for the rest of the Internet. Perhaps Tumblr's greatest innovation is that it has settled the question of who owns content on the Internet by eliminating the idea of ownership all together.
One bear will teach another bear, and then that bear will do it.
The nice thing is, it's not a free for all. We're taking care of the problem responsibly. We're targeting the troublemakers, and we're hoping the troublemakers will be gone someday.
Getting our heads around information abundance will mean becoming more discerning about what information is worth our time and what kinds of tasks require real focus.
Demosthenes composed his orations after shaving half his head so that he would be too embarrassed to show himself in public.
It's an incredible amount of data. And now, I'd say we're in the position where we can actually use this data. We can actually make assumptions.
Money for me, databases for you.
David Foster Wallace:
If anybody feels like perspiring, I'd advise you to go ahead, because I'm sure going to.
If you are a sufferer of Hyperhidrosis, then there is no reason for you to worry and feel embarrassed any more.
Texts Without Context
||Map Gallery of Religion in the United States
|| 8:56 pm EDT, Apr 17, 2006
The US Census Bureau, due to issues related to the separation of church and state, does not ask questions related to faith or religion on the decennial census. Accordingly, there are few sources of comprehensive data on church membership and religious affiliation for the United States. Perhaps the leading organization to address this gap is the Glenmary Research Center, which publishes Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States, 2000. The following series of county-level choropleth maps, which reveals the distribution of the larger and more regionally concentrated church bodies, draws on this resource. The maps are in GIF format.
Map Gallery of Religion in the United States
|| 8:16 pm EDT, Jul 28, 2004
Another type of time-challenged employee who can appear at first glance to be a dream come true is the people pleaser. While the vast majority of us want to be helpfuland let's face it, anyone who constantly says no will quickly be shown the doorthis doesn't alter the fact that saying yes all the time is highly dysfunctional. When a person chronically takes on more and more responsibilities out of a fear of confronting authority, he will inevitably commit too much of his time to unproductive projectsfor instance, he will sit on a project that he should have passed on to someone else much earlier.
In the workplace, the people pleaser often resorts to time abuse to vent her anger. For example, she agrees to take on a task she doesn't want and then devotes obsessive attention to its minutest details. Although this form of overcompliance can win approval from others, unchecked it can lead to conflicts with the very authority figures she is endeavoring to please.
People pleasers are the worst!
The Time Abusers