I've mentioned this before but it still blows me away: How does a dog develop a vocabulary of about 40 words? Where does the ability to recognise language come from in an animal that doesn't use language?
When Baghdad bought tens of millions of dollars’ worth of British-made A.D.E. 651s, advertised as a foolproof bomb detector, the Iraqi government thought it would be saving countless lives. But the devices were laughable—based on a toy—and in the end have led to many deaths. Iraq is not the only country that has been fooled.
Wally: Do you mind if I take Steve Jobs' advice and practice meditation and mindfulness? Science says meditation can reduce stress and make me more productive. And obviously it worked for Steve Jobs, so there's that. To the untrained eye, it will seem as if I am napping. But in reality, I will be quieting my mind to boost creativity. Boss: Meditate on your own time. Wally: Wow. That just stressed me out and shut down my creative juices. Boss: Jus...
IT commentator, consultant, author, "The IT Skeptic"
I'm an independent IT management consultant and commentator based in Wellington, New Zealand. I'm an internationally-recognised thought leader in IT Service Management (ITSM). I'm a published author of several books and many articles, best known for my controversial blog and alter-ego, the IT Skeptic (blog, Google+).
I buy and sell books, toys, cars & houses online. My business, mail, docs & photos are in the cloud. My virtual friends outnumber the real. I G+ and email my son in the next room. I don't use Facebook. I've had more houses in Minecraft and Second Life than I have in the real world. OMG I'm a 21stC digital boy
IT consultant, commentator, author, 2006 - present
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