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Anatomy Of An Idea

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It's the social life of information , in John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid's wonderful phrase -- we just have so many more ways of being social now. 2. People often ask me about my research techniques. So my mind has been primed for anything that seems thematically relevant to those topics. What's the moral of this story?

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Thoughts on Steve Jobs, The Book

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This reminded me of a speech I gave a few years ago at SXSW, that began with the somewhat embarrassing story of me waiting outside the College Hill bookstore in 1987, hoping to catch the monthly arrival of MacWorld Magazine, which was just about the only conduit for information about Apple back then. Also: the guy took a lot of walks.

How We Got To Now

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It’s been killing me not being able to post anything about it here or on Twitter, but as of this morning, the cat is finally out of the bag.

Where Good Ideas Come From

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So I have come to think of the three books as a kind of informal trilogy: two tight-focus case studies leading up to a wider vista.  

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

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We need a comparable yardstick for information systems, a measure of a system’s ability to extract value from a given unit of information.

What Jelly Means

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What I want, in this situation, is the distinction we usually draw between information and wisdom. I don’t just want to know what the white spots are; I want to know if I should be worried about them, or if they’re just a normal thing during late summer in Northern California gardens. . could go on Quora, or a gardening site. .

Old Growth Media And The Future Of News

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It was the result of a kind of imbalance: not a chemical imbalance, an information imbalance. The information lag went from months to days.

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The GovLab

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million.) Based on its success in reducing the backlog (now down to 600,000 applications) and expanding the range of discovery, the U.S. patent office last year launched a full-scale version, "Patent Exchange," that allows citizens to participate in every patent under review. Pilots of Peer-to-Patent have also been launched in the U.K.,

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Invention Of Air

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link] Ross Posted by: Ross | March 09, 2009 at 09:39 AM Blogs are so interactive where we get lots o informative on any topics nice job keep it up !!

Driven or Distracted?

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CrunchBase Information Twitter Facebook Information provided by CrunchBase. In fact, looking over them again, they now look familiar.

More On The Shallows

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Or was it driven by the ability to share information asynchronously, and transmit that information easily around the globe? In today's New York Times I have an essay responding to Nicholas Carr's new book, The Shallows. wanted to post a few additional comments on the Times piece.

Deep Structure

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For most readers, I suspect, the seven patterns will seem like an obvious way to organize the book's information, and those other possible organizational structures won't cross their mind as they're reading. But the truth is I haven't written a truly multi-disciplinary book for nearly ten years, since my second book, Emergence.

Future Perfect Tour

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Information and tickets available here. Here's the latest schedule for my Future Perfect appearances. Hope some of you can come out. In the spirit of a book about collaboration, many of these events are actual conversations with other people, not just me rambling onstage by myself, so that should be extra incentive for folks to show up.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Can We Please Kill This Meme Now

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This is now the daily information intake for millions and millions of people around the world. Posted by: Steven Johnson | May 11, 2006 at 10:56 AM There's no simple and universal answer to the questions raised here; people's uses of digital and analog sources of information vary too widely. Let the information soak in.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Literary Style By The Numbers

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" (Quotes you never hear at Barnes and Noble: "This copy of Infinite Jest is such a bargain at only 39,574 words per dollar!") and 25.7.)

Thoughts On The New Kindle

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Incidentally, the device comes pre-loaded with all your Amazon account information -- there is zero setup in terms of entering user names, etc. 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. Wicked cool.

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

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Think of information as the energy of the Webs ecosystem. pages with their crude hyperlinks are like the suns rays falling on a desert. A few stragglers are lucky enough to stumble across them, and thus some of that information might get reused if one then decides to e-mail the URL to a friend or to quote from it on another page.

Skim and Plunge

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SPACEWAR  let Brand sense before just about anyone else that information technology would become as mainstream as rock-and-roll or television. Some of my favorite passages in this collection have this introspective quality: the mind examining its own strange adaptation to a world that has been transformed by information technology.

Bill Clinton On The Invention Of Air

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But the things books do -- I would argue books are more important in the age of blog sites and tweaks and whatever else they call it -- I read a bunch of them -- because there's more information than ever before, but you can have all the facts in the world in your head. What exactly did he like about it? Not those. Serious "how" books.

eBooks in the WSJ

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Each day, Google will deposit a hundred potential book buyers on that page, eager for information about Edison's breakthrough. The folks at the Wall Street Journal very nicely asked me to write a cover story for their Journal Report on technology, which is on the stands today. It's also teased above the masthead on the front page.)

stevenberlinjohnson.com: David Brooks, Deconstructed

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Somehow 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? mean, the guy recorded an album of Christmas songs for crissakes. Since then, the trend has exhausted its life cycle. Obviously, obviously theyre making a joke. Of course. ").

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Air Purifiers For Data Smog

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the informations come better Posted by: Silvia | November 14, 2005 at 09:38 AM The comments to this entry are closed. focus?

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Introducing Outside.in

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Not just restaurant reviews or upcoming concerts, but the broad, bustling range of information flowing through a lively neighborhood: complaints about the local school; rumors of a new bar opening up next week; a crime report for a mugging the night before; a promising open house this weekend. So what is outside.in? The natives know best.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Jane Jacobs Remembered

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saw this post all have been very good and informative. stevenberlinjohnson.com « The Numbers Game | Main | Where Is Apple When You Need Them? » Jane Jacobs Remembered Some transformative books change your life by opening up new vistas, or giving you new tools to make sense of the world, or simply by moving you emotionally. Thanks!

Good Ideas: The First Reviews

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Where Good Ideas Come From doesn't officially hit the shelves until Tuesday, but a handful of reviews started running in the past few days. • In Portland, where I will be speaking at the end of this week, The Oregonian said my "'long zoom' view of fertile idea-ecosystems is engaging, informative and, well, inspirational."

Does Apple Think Multitasking Is A Bug Not A Feature? And Other Questions.

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Surely there's a better way to exploit multitouch and that extra screen real estate for navigating all the information that will be stored on these machines. I wrote a little essay for Time.com on the iPad launch (and the reactions to it.) number of proposed interfaces — most famously, Apple's failed OpenDoc. It might be genius.

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. And Id wager most of his readers do as well. Cool, huh?

Old Growth Media, The Aftermath

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Alas, who will actually pay them and how the model will emerge not merely as an information engine, but also an economic one, well, he never manages to say. I've certainly never given a speech that generated so much discussion before, which tells you a little about how passionate people are about this issue right now. Nobody knows.

Times Book Review on Air

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also really liked the emphasis on the open information networks theme of the book, which comes at the end of his review: One reason Johnson seems to have been drawn to Priestley is because of his style; Priestley was irrepressibly open, sharing his data and observations with whoever was willing to listen. And now I really have to!)

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Denise Carusos Intervention

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How can you be informed and active without being able to communicate about issues? Already have suggested to others to get it. Anyway,thanks.

The Invention Of Air Tour

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We've had these in the sidebar for a while, but I wanted to post the full Invention of Air tour dates with all the venue information in the blog itself, for those of you reading via RSS. These should be a lot of fun -- I've been tinkering with the talk now for a week or two, and have got it into a pretty good place I think. Washington , DC.

StoryMaps!

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For me, the most exciting thing about this is that it's our first big step beyond simply being a destination site for people interested in information about their communities; outside.in is now becoming a platform for anyone -- from bloggers to local newspapers to national media -- who wants to participate in building out the geo-web.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Leopard First Impressions: The Time Machine

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Can’t find a file you want? Enter Time Machine’s time-based browser to see a snapshot of how your entire system looked on any given day — file by file.

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But the problem with this sort of good news is that it evolves so slowly -- unlike disasters and wars and bird flu. anyway can ou be my mentor?

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Long Tail

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Theres more information conveyed in shorter amounts of time, with less hand-holding from the creators. But its still pro wrestling.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Will She Stay or Will She Go?

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Procempa is responsible for the information technology development of the City hall of Porto Alegre. is a good question, I really enjoyed this information! stevenberlinjohnson.com « Unintended Consequences, part 57. Main | The Invention Of Air » Will She Stay or Will She Go? " Also, I suggest looking into the details.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Dean

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Posted by: Monte Davis | July 21, 2006 at 07:13 AM Hey, it's time to update your "about" information on the sidebar! Congrats!

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Boy and Girls and More

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education. But its also clear that boys overall educational achievement and attainment are not in decline—in fact, they have never been better.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Radar Knows Where The iPhones Are

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There are bunch of cool things worth noting about this particular use case: First, given my objectives for the morning, that Racked story was probably the single most relevant piece of information that I could have seen right before I left for midtown. My plan was to do the meeting, then pop over to the Apple Store and buy a new iPhone 3G.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: One Last Colbert Item

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