An introduction

This is a semi-public place to dump text too flimsy to even become a blog post. I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you have a lot of time to waste. You'd be better off at my livejournal. I also have another blog, and write most of the French journal summaries at the Eurozine Review.

Why do I clutter up the internet with this stuff at all? Mainly because I'm trying to get into the habit of displaying as much as possible of what I'm doing in public. Also, Blogger is a decent interface for a notebook

Friday, September 4, 2009

Videos to listen to

Things I've been listening to:
  • Bruce Sterling on Augmented Reality [50m] -- not much shocking content, by his Sterling's standards, but pleasantly upbeat

  • Lots of TED Talks. I've been unexpectedly disappointed by most of the recent ones. Possibly, as with OReilly conferences, my expectations are now so high that reality can only disappoint. Also, as John Robb speculates, corporate/financial backing may have steered them away from decent thinking on this year's Collapse Of Capitalism. [or perhaps, since we're currently in a hype-bubble of financial apocalypse, treating this as Just Another Recession is the forward-looking thing to do

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