We're happy to welcome back Jimmy
as a Boing Boing guestblogger. He's a senior editor at Harvard Business Review
; he's written plenty
of books and produced lots of records, too.
had him here before; you can see his earlier posts here
and here. Last time, Jimmy covered everything from how Garth Hudson defeats gravity to the
physics behind flying sharks who can destroy airplanes.
This time we hope he'll blog more about his day job. Some of the other
topics Jimmy says are on his mind these days: lessons learned from
curating a TEDx, the pros and
cons of six
discs of Darkness, why Machiavelli seems to be
everywhere, what he learned on his Canadian vacation, why divorce attorneys are naming
their firms after defunct rock bands, the mysteries of Scott Prior's
paintings, and a secret about the great bluesman Robert Johnson.
Welcome aboard again, Jimmy!
On Thursday May 26, Red Nose Day will return for the second year. It’s all about giving to children to fight hunger, sickness, and homelessness. In the video above, the most famous magician in the world, David Copperfield, has his own magical way of asking you to get involved. There’s going to be a two-hour TV show on […]
Facebook gets a bad rap, but where I live, it has brought neighbors together, and it started because of the things I didn’t want to share.
When the Congressional Science committee wants to talk about the cold weather, and when NASA has to defend their budget by explaining why NASA is important, it can make people who believe in facts… a bit tense.
What could be more fun than a slingshot that shoots tiny airplanes? A slingshot that shoots tiny glowing airplanes of course! These toy planes are outfitted with ultra-bright LEDs, so you can fly all night without losing them in the trees.Whether you are a regular-sized child, or an overgrown adult one, these light-up flyers offer […]
You know the drill. You go to the dentist and they ask you how often you floss. You lie through your teeth and say, “every day!” (Bonus points if you have some cilantro or chives stuck in your gums from lunch). You don’t want to keep up the charade any longer, but rubbing that tiny strand […]
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]