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There's room for 20 in the two holiday hangout rooms (A and 1) this evening. Join whichever one has fewer people. We can move around once there's critical mass in both rooms. Critical mass = 1 pizza size.
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Jordan is a 2014 blogging resident visiting us from his home turf on Google+. Work can be a delight when your tools and your environment are crafted in ways that enable you to focus on the task at hand. However,
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Walks are my main grounding ritual. I used to prefer easy nature hikes, but these days, I prefer semi-urban walks through landscapes that are a blend of the natural and artificial. The Seattle shoreline is a perfect example. Five minutes from […]
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There are few who look deeper, wider, or more unflinchingly than Venkat...
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For those who recently joined this group... this is pretty much a "room of requirement" type group that we only use for occasional hangouts. Don't expect to see active discussions here. Just setting expectations :)
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I actually get that reference, now.
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My new piece on Aeon magazine, on the nature of innovation, silicon valley etc. http://bit.ly/HZUMzW
Like the world fairs of old, Silicon Valley runs on booms, busts, and showboating impresarios – and that's a good thing
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do you suppose that also applies to .....

driving a car (w no automatic transmission, power steering/brakes) ...

hand/cranked can openers ...

navigating a boat (sextant, lat/long, tacking, etc, etc)

orienting by sunrise/sunset? (or the north star?)

preparing raw foods NOT out of a can or box?

 or ... voting sans political advertisements TELLING you who to vote for!
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I have this comic fantasy of some day being in a business situation where a client comes to me with a tricky problem. I ponder impassively for a moment. Then I pick up the phone and make one cryptic phone
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Quite possible. Humans are turing complete creatures after all, and more complex than simple classification schemes :)
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I’ve been growing increasingly interested in the interaction between players and spectators in various games, literal and metaphoric. In both kinds of games, spectators need players to create value, and players need spectators to consume it.  I’ve been trying to
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