• Life is a kind of Library

    by  • 17/07/2014

    A famous writer (Borges) once said that he imagined the afterlife (or more precisely Paradise) to be a kind of library. However, what occurs to me now (in at once a banal and deeply moving way) is that not only the afterlife, but Life is a kind of Library. I mean this both as...

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    Sunday on the Bed with the Newspaper

    by  • 13/07/2014

    Fifteen years ago, Sundays were best spent on the bed with too much coffee and the Sunday New York Times, a massive amount of information. Indeed, it has been said that the Sunday New York Times holds more information than the average serf in the Middle Ages encountered in their lifetime. Tweet

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    Sufficiency Cities in Indochina

    by  • 12/07/2014

    The term sufficiency city was used in a recent Global City report. It was difficult to find the definition, so let’s just appropriate the term and apply it to Chiang Mai, Thailand. This is indeed a fairly self-sufficient city in terms of services. Yes, there are some things that one needs to go to...

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    De-Institutionalization of Education

    by  • 17/06/2014

    This brief report could just as easily be called The Status of Education 2.0 but I think we are over this versioning. What is really at work is a de-institutionalization of education as an institution. What we are witnessing is the reorganization of learning outside of the organizing principles of the Medieval University. Tweet

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    Adaptive vs. Responsive vs. Multi-Platform

    by  • 13/06/2014

    These misleading terms Adaptive and Responsive don’t matter much, but rather the result which is an experience of the user (and higher conversion rates) across various platforms (including operating systems, browsers and screen resolutions). For authors and publishers (both book and web formats), design is a rather important topic. Hardcover, paperback, ebook, web are...

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    Future Proofing Note Taking / To Do Lists

    by  • 13/06/2014

    After the fiasco with Evernote (which I loved for a time) and now Wunderlist (again, a temporary sweetheart), I tried a few options, including ToDo.txt. Now, I have finally determined an excellent set of note-taking tools. There is the need to future-proof this, which as far as I can tell means keeping notes and...

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