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Anatomy Of An Idea

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As it happened, one of the top-ranking results was a blog post by the political theorist Henry Farrell, with whom I have been discussing the ideas in my new book for many years now. His post was part of a larger debate about the Scott book with the economist Brad DeLong, who had penned a detailed review on his blog.

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Introducing Findings

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blog post I had written about Devonthink in 2004 had included this little riff: The other thing that would be fascinating would be to open up these personal libraries to the external world. I have been dreaming about new tools that would help me capture what I was reading for almost as long I have been reading. It’s a social commonplace book.

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Thoughts on Steve Jobs, The Book

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And that’s not even mentioning the rumor blogs. It's not just gadget blogs and rumor sites. I just finished reading Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography on the flight back to SFO a few minutes ago, and wanted to jot down a few responses while they were fresh in my head. It's a very subtle book, admirable in its restraint, I think.

Where Good Ideas Come From

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On Friday, I got the galley copies of my new book, to be published in early October. It’s a book, in other words, about the space of creativity.

Go West, Middle-Aged Man

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Then I moved into a loft in the West Village with the woman who would become my wife. started outside.in But somehow this year the argument stuck.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Invention Of Air

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This is what brought me to your blog. Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadfixed the URL. Congrats! Can't wait.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Shanghai Surprise: Urban Planning Is Sexy!

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadended it taking the 200 mph MagLev train to the Shanghai airport. Please try again.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Can We Please Kill This Meme Now

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With music blogs and iTunes, Ive discovered more interesting new bands and albums in the past year than I did in all of my college years. Its no accident that BoingBoing is the most popular blog online -- its popular because its an incredible randomizer, sending you off on all these crazy and unpredictable paths. Of course not.

Good Ideas Year-End Wrap

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wanted to write a quick end-of-2010 post thanking everyone who helped make Where Good Ideas Come From a success: all the folks who bought the book, told their friends about it, blogged and tweeted, and most of all the people who came out to the events. Books

What Does "Generative" Mean Anyway?

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Twitter is a fantastic medium for sharing links to complicated ideas, and an atrocious medium for actually discussing complicated ideas, so after a few volleys with Dan I told him I wanted to retreat to the blog. So here we are. But I don't think the two are synonymous. Or at least I don't think they should be synonymous. It was a platform.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Literary Style By The Numbers

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Posted by: Seth Godin | October 25, 2007 at 03:55 AM So that's why more people read Seth's blog than mine! and 25.7.) syllables.

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Thoughts On The New Kindle

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Haven't started paying for blogs yet, but I can imagine with one-click simplicity that I'll do that as well. I got my first I got my first Kindle last week, and have been toying around with it a little ever since. jotted down a few loosely connected thoughts and observations: 1. I'm not crazy about the e-ink screen. Wicked cool.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Why The Web Is Like A Rain Forest

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tracked the" six feet under' and found your blog as I had very strong feeling about that Tv show.However,I couldn't describle it--it's really complicated. Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePaddecided to take a look at the premise of Web 2.0 whats the difference between Web 2.0 Those Web 1.0

Skim and Plunge

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Here’s Andrew Sullivan describing one of the defining aspects of the experience of blogging, in his revealing essay, “Why I Blog” : Within minutes of my posting something, even in the earliest days, readers responded. It's a great collection of essays, by some of my very favorite writers, and I encourage you to pick up a copy.

Bill Clinton On The Invention Of Air

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And was this news that I should post to the blog? And then Ron Hogan blogged from the American Association of Publishers conference that Clinton had spoken at some length about the book at his keynote there. What exactly did he like about it? All this was extremely flattering, of course, but the name slip was slightly alarming.

A (Slightly Amended) History Of Webism

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News aggregator blogs like Boing Boing and Gawker would also find glory in curating and annotating news items (and only then inviting commenters in). It's worth reading in its entirety, but I wanted to respond to (and gently correct) this passage. Things changed after the crash of the tech stocks in 2000. It’s still not ready.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: David Brooks, Deconstructed

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So instead dressing our kids with humorous sayings on onesies (that blog one is hysterical! Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadSomehow I get the sneaking suspicion that Brooks has never listened to Sufjan Stevens. Christian orchestral pop about the fifty states -- why isnt that perfect kid music? Of course.

All The Good Ideas Links That Are Fit To Print

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One of the key things you hope for with an “idea” book like Where Good Ideas Come From --beyond the book sales, or the turnout at the signings and lectures--is that it will actually spark a conversation. If this seems a little excessive, I promise you this is only a fraction of the material out there about the book right now.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Turning 40

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadSomehow despite this intake I was 6 ft. 1 and 130 pounds when I arrived at college.)

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Meet The New Blog

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Posted by: David Seruyange | December 01, 2005 at 10:34 AM That's actually how I use my blog. What can I say? Well see how it works.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Air Purifiers For Data Smog

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadThats why you may say to an assistant: ?Please, focus? But then who's in control?

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Clear Evidence That Apple Reads This Blog Religiously

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadversion of the OS. Thanks, Apple. You have Jobs complete attention Steven.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Rest Is Noise

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Ever since I've started reading his blog, I have much more appreciation for classical music in general and opera in particular. Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePad" But to my mind The Rest Is Noise is something slightly different, and maybe just as interesting. But the main notes stay riveted in place.

Searching The "Small Here"

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Our Radar feature, for instance, let you see all the news and blog posts and tweets within a thousand feet of any location in the U.S.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Introducing Outside.in

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One thing both blogs and traditional newspapers share is that they are organized around time, with the latest news given priority. Do you need to register as a user to submit a blog though? Take care Serge Biz: [link] Blog: [link] Posted by: Serge Lescouarnec | October 25, 2006 at 09:18 AM Looks really interesting. Posted by: ?

stevenberlinjohnson.com: I Pay You To Read Blogs

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stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | Leopard First Impressions: The Time Machine » I Pay You To Read Blogs Im looking for one or two people to help me with a project Im working on. The pays not great, but the works easy: you sit around at home, in your pajamas if you choose, and read blogs, taking a few simple notes as you surf.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Jane Jacobs Remembered

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Posted by: Kevin Farnham | April 28, 2006 at 09:15 PM Hello, Just wanted to let you know I linked to your blog in my column on CBSNews.com today. stevenberlinjohnson.com « The Numbers Game | Main | Where Is Apple When You Need Them? And then I got around to reading Jane Jacobs Death and Life of Great American Cities. An amazing person!

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Blogging In My Sleep

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stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | » Blogging In My Sleep The only thing more tedious than someone telling you about the dream he had last night is someone blogging about the dream he had last night. Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadToo funny. that I co-founded the year before.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Live SBJ

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadComing next: links to all my non-FEED writing since the late 90s. Please try again.

Good Ideas, Week One

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Thanks to everyone who has come out, and who has bought the book or tweeted and blogged about it. It's been a crazy eight days since the Good Ideas World Tour launched; I've done about thirteen events in six cities, and at least twice as many interviews. Louis, followed by Minneapolis, Boston, New York, Dallas, and Austin.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Outside.in and Feedburner

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You can see it working here on my blog already. flare to your blog. Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePad

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadthat I recorded a few days ago with Michael Sippey and Anil Dash. url= [link] ??????grubby[url=

stevenberlinjohnson.com: New Hampshire

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadThatll be a nice change. Anyhow, this is going to be fun to watch.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Virtual Paris

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadOf all the Baudrillardian ironies. Does Gawker have a Paris edition?

stevenberlinjohnson.com: My Year In Cities

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadMultiple visits are indicated by a number in parentheses after the city name.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | » Very cool -- Malcolm has a blog. Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePad

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Yet before blogs came along, it was much more difficult to publish that kind of response. Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePad

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Where Ive Been

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stevenberlinjohnson.com « One Last Colbert Item | Main | » Where Ive Been Wow -- its been quite a stretch since I last blogged.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Radical New Innovation at Outside.in: Search!

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePad» Radical New Innovation at Outside.in: Search! hope the Web still exists then!