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From a review of William Rosen's 'The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry and Invention': "The author dismisses the more traditional explanations about why the industrial revolution began in Britain—such as an abundance of coal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at MisEntropy
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Though Europe had been ravaged by notable and protracted wars over the centuries - when the war of 1914 broke out, there was a sense that this was different from everything that was seen before. Which is why it was... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at MisEntropy
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PolicyTool for Social Media is a policy generator that greatly simplifies the task of creating a working social media policy. Answer about a dozen and odd questions and before you can hop across to Facebook, your policy is ready for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at MisEntropy
I totally agree with you on this. One of Facebook's biggest legacy will be the devaluing of the term friend - in this case, language is the culprit, lagging behind in coming up with a alternative word that really describes who we thought as friends, before online and pervasive social networking came about.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2010 on Homo Skepticus? at Social Hallucinations
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You'll be amazed at the click rate porn spam gets : http://statosphere.misentropy.com/2009/02/theres-56-clickrate-on-porn-spam.html
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2009 on What Spammers Know That We Don't at CrapHammer
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I'm with Microsoft on a lot of things but I'm with Dan on this one.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2009 on Magic Tubes at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Great thots, Faris. Another aphorism not just for 2009 but a bit longer than that : 'Don't bet against the internet.' - Silicon Valley Saying.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2009 on Digital Aphorisms at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Extension of Point 6 : Some brands are more likely to have their communication remixed than others.
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At least, the promises broken column here still shows 0 - http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2009 on "We will see," they say... at CrapHammer
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Printed things can also change and accumulate information. In 'Out Of Control' Kevin Kelly points to how books get worn and enable one to easily find where one left off - or which pages have been most thumbed through. Kevin writes, "Wear encodes useful information... wear is tattoed directly on the object, appearing exactly where it can make an informative difference."
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Thanks for the shout, Sean. And I do agree - looking back, I feel I was more caustic than I needed to be. But I won't take anything back, of course ;)
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Reminds me of a Carl Sagan quote : "If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
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Cool stuff. Just wondering - how come you chose to write the preface in two parts?
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'MisEntropy Global Planning Blogs List' has a ring to it - must consider rebranding the post next time around :)
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I was inspired by BBC's wonderful column to chart my own course of ignorance and discovery. I think you'll find it an interesting read. http://blaiq.typepad.com/misentropy/ten_things/index.html
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