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.