Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

staying alive in the modern world

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds “I’m convinced that people think freelancers have their lives funded by some kind of freelancing fairy, and that invoices are therefore an exercise in comedy.” —WhiteOwl “AI makes us more powerful. It doesn’t make… Read more »

anecdotes and stories

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” —Søren Kierkegaard, via @EskoKilpi Howard Rheingold: What Technophiles Need To Know: Part One “Although our present crisis… Read more »

structures and data

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The journey to knowledge is as important as the moment of realization, learning design has collapsed the journey into the moment, lessening the experience by depriving us of the collateral learning along the way.”… Read more »

virtuous learning

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @ProfFeynman: “FEYNMAN learning strategy in THREE points: 1. Continually ask “Why?” 2. When you learn something, learn it to where you can explain it to a child. 3. Instead of arbitrarily memorizing things, look… Read more »

keep asking questions

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The car gave to the democratic cavalier his horse & armor and haughty insolence in one package, transmogrifying the knight into a misguided missile … it has become the carapace, the protective & aggressive… Read more »

we become what we behold

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.” —George Orwell “As the preliterate confronts the literate in the postliterate arena,… Read more »

work & place

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.” —Nietzsche, Notes, 1874, via @surreallyno “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” —W.B. Yeats,… Read more »

artificially intelligent

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @Tom_Peters: “Networks increase your ability to get things, especially complex things, done. Period. And if well developed, they do make you more powerful. Period. Like anything else on earth, they can be used for… Read more »

capitalist algorithms

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The Edge … There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” —Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels, 1966,… Read more »

the new luddites

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @Rhappe — “So much data. So little insight.” @deewhock — “An intelligent, motivated person in a bureaucracy is like a long haired hunting dog in a patch of cockle burrs. Energy and capacity are… Read more »