Blog post the importance of deliberate practice shows – via the example of would-be black cab drivers getting the knowledge – one approach for improving your writing style.
Karen linked, on twitter, to this NYT article – Lead Us to Tweet, and Forgive the Trespassers and thought I might be interested. The article poses the question “How can social media tools like twitter impact religious ceremonies for the better?” Various Christians have weighed in on this debate. One somewhat famous pastor has signed […]
Really thorough set of ideas on Audio Recording, and without a massive budget.
A brief blog post on parental expectation and becoming the best designer you can be.
In a lengthy guest post on mumbrella, Renai LeMay defends journalism’s honour – with twitter. Twitter is the greatest tool humanity has yet discovered for facilitating relationships between people who have never met, yet have a common interest. The only currency it recognises is valuable information.
Lawrence Lessig at TED – the man seems one with his powerpoint deck: it backs him up at every point. His speech is well rehearsed, clear, and yet he’s in the moment with his audience. You can learn a lot by watching him work, quite apart from the content of his presentation.
The ever insightful Tim Noonan tweeted a link to this piece by MIT lecturer Patrick Winston. A lecture on how to give a lecture – if you have to do any spoken communication in a structured way, this lecture, broken up into short video segments, is worth watching.
My latest batch of (personal) business cards are from Moo, and I’m really happy with them: they have my twitter ID on them (@cafedave) as well as the usual website, email and phone details. Though I don’t necessarily like the specific design chosen, this is a reflective post on the how and why of business […]
How Dostoevsky’s 1984 saved him from our brave new world; a review of Neil Postman’s comments on both 1984 and Brave New World and their respective risks. Is it more likely in our culture that books will be banned, or that the internet and other forms of media will completely drown out any complex thought? […]
A quick essay by Philip Greenspun on how the web and the weblog have changed writing: part of my ongoing reading about the evolution of communication.