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Posted: December 10, 2012 by Jacqui Murray in classroom management , free tech resources , geeks , news Tags: posters If you teach technology, it’s likely you’re a geek.
Posted on 20 Jan | 4 comments How would you describe finding meaning in the work you do? Would you say that work is most meaningful when you are developing yourself?
In honor of the Labor Day holiday, we put together this little infographic as a visual reminder of the bottom line business value that comes from appreciating your workers.
For fifty years, it was a national disgrace. Motor cars in the UK often left behind road kill. Hedgehogs would meander across the road and splat.
When Christopher Steiner, the 35-year-old cofounder of Aisle50 , a Y Combinator startup offering online grocery deals, set out to write the book Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World , ( out tomorrow ), he’d planned to focus solely on Wall Street.
by Maria Popova “In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar — ajar only.”
Yep, that’s right, toddlers. There is no denying that technology is moving into digital natives earlier and earlier. Two years ago, it was cute to see a parent comfort a fussy 2-year-old by handing her an iPhone with some happy music and colorful images dancing on the screen. We imagined the tot was actually “using” the iPhone, but it was most likely nothing more than a digital pacifier. Something fun to hold, and touch, and feel secure about clutching… and put in your mouth.
by Whitney Johnson | 1:42 PM September 14, 2010 "I'm not paid what I'm worth." Who hasn't said this at least once?
"Are you sure you aren't making a mistake?" I had just announced to one of my dearest friends that I planned to walk away from Wall Street and my seven-figure salary. "Yes, I'm sure."
A screengrab of 'Bobak Ferdowsi' results on Google Forty-eight hours ago, Bobak Ferdowsi had fewer than 200 Twitter followers. This morning, he has almost 40,000 . Ferdowsi, also known as "Nasa Mohawk Guy" , became an internet sensation after his unusual hairdo caught the eye of those watching the Mars Curiosity landing on Nasa TV. Within hours, he was a trending topic on Tumblr and became a trending hashtag on Twitter. He's been immortalised in image macros , comic fan art , and even T-shirts on Cafepress .
Steve Jobs’ presentations have become the stuff of legend. Inspired by his presentations, customers flocked to Apple stores waited in line for days to be the first to buy the newly released product. And his presentations left the media salivating over his every word.
<img src="http://timeopinions.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/10189535.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="Password" title="Password"/> It’s rare that a computer science lab brings us a scenario worthy of a spy novel, but that’s what happened earlier this month when Hristo Bojinov, a researcher at Stanford University, divulged his latest project. Here’s the setup: Imagine an operative has been entrusted with top-secret computer files. He needs a password to enable him to access the information — but what if he falls into the hands of the enemy, and they force him to reveal the code?
(Sound effects from a Maria Sharapova tennis match.) Natasha Mitchell : Not the sound you'd expect to hear at your recreational weekend tennis match is it, down at the local courts in your whites with a plate of pikelets. Maria Sharapova sure knows how to use her lungs at tournaments. Which couldn't be further from the setting the famous tennis training hotbeds like Spartak in Moscow which has spawned other top Russian players like Anna Kournikova and Marat Safin. Dan Coyle : We instinctively think of talent as something you're born with, as a gift, some divine spark that you have in your genes but that's not how the talent hotbeds treat it, they treat it as an act of construction.
Friday, 13 July 2012 11:08 Engel Schmidl 3. Classic iconography can help too Like the Apple logo, the Nike swoosh, or the Coca-Cola dynamic ribbon device, the Stones' lips and tongue logo has entered into the collective cultural subconscious – when you see it , you know rock 'n' roll is not too far away. Designed by John Pasche in 1970 for the Rolling Stones’ record label after the band split with from the Decca label, it captures the sexy and rebellious nature of the Stones. Licensed to appear on T-shirts, bags, mugs, and a million other things, the logo and its attendant merchandise has created a healthy little revenue stream for the band.
Every writer -- even the great ones -- suffers rejection. Several years ago, The Missouri Review went digging in the Alfred A. Knopf archives and retrieved a collection of in-house readers' reports documenting the publisher's rejection of several notable authors. In "Publication is Not Recommended: From the Knopf Archives," the Review reprinted many of the reports. Here's an excerpt of the article, featuring the original text of several rejections.