Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writers

Of prime necessity is life: a style should live. Style should be suited to the specific person with whom you wish to communicate. The law of mutual relation. First, one must determine precisely “what-and-what do I wish to say and present,” before you may write. Writing must be mimicry. Since the writer lacks many of […]

Issac Asimov’s 1964 Essay: Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014

Even so, mankind will suffer badly from the disease of boredom, a disease spreading more widely each year and growing in intensity. This will have serious mental, emotional and sociological consequences, and I dare say that psychiatry will be far and away the most important medical specialty in 2014. The lucky few who can be […]

Does Physical Media Infer a Level of Authority

The barrier to publishing is lowered in the online world. The capital barrier to entry in communications enterprises has been expressed and considered long before Dan Gillmor pointed us to the term We Media. Phil Gomes’s post below raises an interesting question. Physical media still carries a fundamental sense of authority and value with a […]

Brian Solis: The 2014 State of Digital Transformation [Infographic]

Digital transformation is a formal investment in new technology, business models, and supporting systems and processes to change the way companies sell, market, operate and scale in an increasingly digital economy. Digital transformation is part technology but also part, or in large part, human. Technology is affecting how we connect, collaborate, and share. Technology is […]

Priceless Iraqi artefacts hit black market

Ancient Iraqi artefacts are appearing on the black market as Islamic State militants use intermediaries to sell priceless treasures to finance their activities after sweeping through the north of the country, Iraqi and Western officials said. via The Archaeology News Network: Priceless Iraqi artefacts hit black market.

Why Getting It Wrong Is the Future of Design | WIRED

This brings us to an important and exciting moment in the design of our technologies. We have figured out the rules of creating sleek sophistication. We know, more or less, how to get it right. Now, we need a shift in perspective that allows us to move forward. We need a pole right through a […]

The Power of Community: Publisher or Platform

10. Reddit’s traffic last month? 135m unique visitors and 5.5 billion page views: that’s more than CNN, BBC, ESPN via the npr social media desk [social sandbox] Tools and Ideas From the Online News Association Conference : NPR.