Forbes has an amazing collection of short interviews with great thinkers on the nature of communications -- perfect bite-sized nuggets of good, thought-provoking material.
On The Spontaneous Invention Of Language
Language abhors a vacuum.
Also: On Why Kids Learn Languages Easily
On Why Words Hurt
World's foremost expert on chimpanzees says language can make it harder to communicate.
Also: On The Dangers Of E-Mail
On How The Internet Changed Communication
Computer networking pioneer says the Internet is making our world a smaller place.
Also: On Networking In Space
On Telling A Story
Legendary novelist warns that ink on paper is no way to communicate.
On Symbolic Gestures
There's a lot of meaning in a raised finger.
Also: On Close Encounters
On Cross-Cultural Communication
An instant message conversation with one of the Internet's most popular bloggers.
Today a future without schools. Instead of gathering students into a room and teaching them, everybody learns on their own time, on tablets and guided by artificial intelligence. Flash Forward: RSS | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook | Web | Patreon | RedditIn this episode we talk to a computer scientist who developed an artificially […]
Where are our petabyte drives? Brian Hayes takes us through the reasons storage is “stuck” in the low terabytes. The tl;dr is that we got such exceptional capacity growth in the late 90s and early 00s we don’t need much more right now, so the focus since then has been on SSDs, networking, interfaces, etc, […]
Amélie Lamont, a former staffer at website-hosting startup Squarespace, writes that she often found herself disregarded and disrespected by her colleagues. One comment in particular, though, set her reeling — and came to exemplify her experiences there.
It’s one thing to enjoy dinner at home and a nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with your best friend, Netflix, but it’s another thing entirely to make that meal from scratch and get that wine delivered right to your doorstep.But what if we told you there’s a way to make this possible? To keep your social life, […]
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