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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.

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

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But you can’t actually copy the text, to paste it into your own private commonplace book, or email it to a friend, or blog about it.

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

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.

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: 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.

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: 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 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.

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: 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: 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.

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.

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: 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: 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=

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.

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: 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: 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.

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!

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Gearing Up

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadHis big obsession right now turns out to be gear. Three bases and home plate. 3.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Escape To The Rockaways

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You can put every thing in your blog: from a couple of lines what it is on your mind or your new article just published elsewhere, or a product review.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Map Has To Show You Something New

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We think this view adds a huge amount of information to the original blog itself. The general geographic focus of the current blog 2.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: I Contain Multitudes (Of Banana Republics)

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadtook this snapshot of Whitmans words dueling it out with a Sbarro chain. First class.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Brooklyn in Bloom

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadBut now Im home for a long stretch, and I have to say I couldnt be happier about it.

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.

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Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePadPeople who have above ground mass transit commutes are going to be psyched.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Five Things All Sane People Agree On About Blogs And Mainstream Journalism (So Can We Stop Talking About Them Now?)

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stevenberlinjohnson.com « The Ghost Map Revealed | Main | » Five Things All Sane People Agree On About Blogs And Mainstream Journalism (So Can We Stop Talking About Them Now?) think blogs allow people to read in depth coverage about topics that are generally not palatable for the mainstreram media. But thats the problem.