This ought to get some tongues wagging …Word has for many years now been the publishing industry’s de facto editorial and production format. Once you move into the world of digital, Word ceases to become a foundation and instead becomes a pair of cement shoes dragging you underwater. It is the worst possible format for the purpose.via Studio Tendra
Wisdom 2.0 2014: Congressman Tim Ryan on Building a Mindful Movement in America
Congressman Tim Ryan has served 6 terms in Ohio’s 13th District, and is a staunch advocate for working families. He also serves on the House Appropriations Committee, the House Budget Committee, and is co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus. Ryan focuses on the economy, quality of life, jobs, college affordability, and improving the health and wellbeing of American families and children. Ryan is author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit.
Congressman Ryan stepped onto the Main Stage with a question for conference goers — “What’s a congressman from Youngstown, Ohio doing at Wisdom 2.0?” After a good-natured chuckle resonated from the auditorium and settled back down again, he proceeded with his answer.
"We had seen rumors, but we just couldn’t believe that they were true," he said. "Why would you call a new app the same as an existing, extremely successful app on the app store." Facebook declined to comment.
This was the first thing I thought of when I heard about Facebook’s new app: “wait, what about Paper? That’s a really popular app already!” I hope that Facebook will change the name of their new app soon - I’m eager to give it a try.
How about we consumers draft a “reverse terms of service” that we force companies to agree to when we sign up? Those who simply click “I agree” without reading will be delighted to discover later that they’ve guaranteed user sovereignty over our data, committed to real security protocols, and promised us one gallon of ice cream on our birthdays. At the least, we need a promise that says if companies maroon us, they will do so gracefully and respectfully.
During the last five to ten minutes of every work day, I would begin to reflect, and without fail, a few key events would stand out that I wanted to iron out on paper," she writes. "This tool assisted me in pinpointing communication errors, enhancing relationships with colleagues, and learning to be a better listener. After the term ended, I found myself opening up the Word document every afternoon to reflect because I thoroughly enjoyed the activity. I found that it improved my awareness and decision-making.
Computers will do what you tell them to do, not what you want them to do.
Mechanical Engineering, Yale.
It turns out that Craigslist and Facebook are better for finding significant others than actual dating sites, because people actually secretly like chance, fate, romance and mystery more than straightforward compatibility algorithms.
Sociology and Psychology, University of Arizona