There are many definitions of the term Chutzpah- my gran’s description of someone with chutzpah is “a person who kills his parents and then asks for the court’s mercy becasue he’s an orphan.” I wish I could pit Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer against gran – she would have taken him apart.
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Tags: Andersen, Anthony Zuiker, branching narrative, computer games narrative, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, digerate literature, digital novel, Dutton imprint, Jonas Carlquist, Kindle, narrative, souped-up e-book, storytelling 2.0., The Emperor's New Clothes, vapourwork, Variety, Web 2.0
Have you heard about Anthony Zuiker? Does the name at least ring a bell? Try again… that’s right, CSI! Zuiker is the Creator/Executive Producer of CBS’s megahit crime series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation“ and its two hysterically successful spin-offs – CSI: Miami and CSI: New York. According to stories making the rounds on the Media circuit, [...]
Tags: Anatole Rapoport, Chris Anderson, Complexity of Cooperation, cooperation, Crowdsourcing, IPD, Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma, James Surowiecki, live and let live, reciprocity, Richard Hofstadter, Robert Axelrod, The Evolution of Cooperation, The Long Tail, The Paranoid Style in American Politics, the Prisoner's Dilemma, The Wisdom of Crowds, TIT-FOR-TAT, Übersession
My friend Tony is one of those amazing sources of things that make my brain go ToingToing! We were chatting about Crowdsourcing – an übersession (which is like an obsession on steroids) of mine, ToingToing’ed here and here. Tony read a few great books on the subject (notably James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the many [...]
Tags: algorythmic, dangerous idea, Daniel Dennett, Darwin's theory of evolution, Foreign Policy Journal, Francis Fukuyama, Future of Humanity Institute, Nick Bostrom, RICEPEC, Thailand, The Edge Question, third culture, Transhumanism, World Transhumanist Association
The terms Googles almost half-a-millions results, top-of-mind are a 1955 book by American philosopher Daniel Dennett on Darwin’s theory of evolution. Dennett argues that natural selection – a central concept in Darwin’s theory – is nothing more than an algorithmic hogwash. In another Googled pointer, an article entitled Transhumanism: The World’s Most Dangerous Idea?, Nick [...]
Tags: Auto Macro Recorder, Automatic Auction Bidder, Brick Marketing, David Weinberger, Mel Brooks, MilkSync, ReadmeSoft, Remember The Milk, RSS rounds, Search Engine Optimization, Search Industry Blog, SEO, SEOENG, The Cluetrain Manifesto, The Producers
A story doing the RSS rounds got my attention, but first – I must say a word about an issue that’s related to marketing and communication (which is what I do for a living). It’s about a story I read on the Search Industry Blog Normally, I would have left the piece for dead, because [...]
Tags: Abraham Zapruder, blogosphere, Citizen News Channel, fast-moving news, go-to news destination, Google Android, ireport, Matt Drudge, newsdesk, Olivia, podsters, ReadWriteWeb, Sarah Perez, Tipping Point, Your News, YouWitness News
This story is developing furiously fast. It appears that we have crossed some sort of a Tipping Point because Google-owned video channel YouTube (UT) announced the creation of an online Citizen News Channel, complete with a News Manager named Olivia, who promises to enable great news-clips online. The landing page is strewn with an assortment [...]
Tags: Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, collective intelligence, Crowdsourcing, Davos, diversity, Global Agenda Councils, InnoCentive, InnoCentive Solvers, Jeff Howe, LXX, Mechanical Turk, Septuagint, The World Economic Forum, Turk requesters, Turk workers, WEF
When you’re sick and your health deteriorates, you go to the doctor, who tries to help you to get better. If this doesn’t help, you may end up in hospital where your doctor has an opportunity to figure out what’s wrong with you over a longer period of time. Failing which, the doctor may decide [...]
Tags: Black Friday, Friday 18 November 1910, October 1777, Saratoga, Snopes, suffragettes, Thanksgiving Day, voting rights for women
Black Friday Googles up 5,660,000 times. In fact, there are numerous Black Fridays. Financial markets tumbled on Black Friday, 24 September 1869. On Friday, 15 April 1921, British transport and rail union leaders refused to join the miners in strike, leaving them in the cold, politically.