I read a lot, this stuff I found too interesting not to share:
- Google Glass with a different operating system can get creepy…
“At Philz Coffee in Palo Alto, Calif., a kid who looks like he should still be in high school is sitting across from me. He’s wearing Google Glass. As I stare into the device’s cyborg eye, I’m waiting for its tiny screen to light up.Then, I wait for a signal that Google Glass has recognized my face.”
- How Republicans and Democrats use language, a great piece in The Economist.
“Wars sound horrible in plain English, so they have always generated a smokescreen of euphemism. “Kinetic action” means “killing people”. “Collateral damage” means “killing people accidentally”. Politicians typically use the word “kill” only to describe what our enemies do to us; not what we do to them.”
- Doing well by doing good: The new generation of tech entrepreneurs in The Financial Post.
“Tech entrepreneurs might as well be Martians when compared to those working in other business cultures. And a recent conference in Calgary illustrated the differences.”
- Adventures in Progressive Education: Bertrand and Dora Russell’s Beacon Hill School
“I would rather Summerhill produced a happy street cleaner than a neurotic scholar.”