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Book summary: Cognitive Surplus (III)

This is the last part of my summary of “Cognitive Surplus“, by Clay Shirky. It will cover the last chapter, “Looking for the Mouse”. You can read parts one and two in this blog. Looking for the mouse Transforming free time into cognitive surplus is not just about social tools. We need motive and opportunity, […]

Book summary: Cognitive Surplus (II)

This is the second part of my summary of “Cognitive Surplus“, by Clay Shirky. It will cover chapters “Culture” and “Personal, Communal, Public, Civic”. EDIT: You can read parts one and three in this blog. Culture Day care fines story on p.131. Knowledge is the most combinable thing we have, but taking advantage of it […]

Book summary: Cognitive Surplus (I)

This is the first part of my summary of “Cognitive Surplus“, by Clay Shirky. It will cover chapters “Gin, TV and Cognitive Surplus”, “Means”, “Motive” and “Opportunity”. EDIT: You can read parts two and three in this blog. 1. Gin, TV and Cognitive Surplus The Gin craze in early 1700 in England didn’t stop because of […]

The Myths of Innovation

That’s the title of a really good book by Scott Berkun, the fella that was project manager for Internet Explorer when it could still be called a browser ;-) The Myths of Innovation is very easy to read, funny and has some food for thought. It dissects a bunch of myths about innovation and innovators, […]

Google translate WTF?

Maybe that’s something you all already knew, and it’s just me that arrived late to the party, but this is hilarious. I hadn’t used Google Translate myself too much (if ever; can’t remember), but the other day someone mentioned some “funny” translations in some internal mailing list at Opera: The first translation is… not correct, […]

Comic hunting

Some time ago (probably a couple of years) I learned about a couple of TMNT issues that I wanted to read. Yes, that means “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. I never thought I would want to read a TMNT comic, let alone paying for it, but there you go. The reason why I wanted to read […]

Adventures in the Internet

It’s kind of funny. I created a twitter account many months ago. I never really used it, because I guess I didn’t see the point or something. During all that time, several people started “following” me (in twitter jargon), even if I had no content at all, nor plans to add any. Just today and […]