What I want to remember from Outliers

Personal notes post – posted as such so that I can grab it from any computer.  Feel free to ignore this. Ideally, the work you do (whether for self or others should included these elements): Autonomy Complexity/meaningful Clear relationship between effort and reward Want to be world class? 10,000 hours (Find a Hamburg) Western society (all societies really)  have yet to tap the potential of our people. Success is bigger than one person – this…

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Social networking – are we there yet?

Social networking is where the internet and the world is at.  If you’re not on Facebook, blogging, Tweeting, in a Group or a member of a list — you’re just not connected. But are we REALLY there yet? I notice on Twitter – the microblogging/IRC service – that when people ask for recommended resources, links are just as likely to be to a saved Google search as they are to a web site or list…

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Celebrating the female writer of the first computer program – Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, is apparently credited with being the writer of the first computer program back in the mid 1800s.  Unfortunately, the trend has not been for women to take up maths and computer science in droves.  I’d never heard of her until recently – funny how history books can be. In Second Life, one sim was giving away Ada Lovelace candles — but I was too lazy to enquire…

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Goals, tech and business cases – a bit of a ramble

I really enjoy using technology to create, explore and communicate.  I can and have spent hours at a time playing with new scripts, experimenting with audio and video and following a research thread down various offshoots. But there are a lot of people that approach new tools and technology like a right-handed person feels about trying to write with their left hand.  You’d get better with practice — but why would you bother? As I…

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