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Cymbeline opens tonight. See me play a filthy, prince stealing cave dweller (not a stretch). You have until July 29th to catch it! 
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This is interesting! A few weeks back I was Insights (PBS Hawaii) with Lynn Aaberg who teaches at a school that doesn't let students use computers in the primary grades because they feel that cursive writing is important to cognitive development. I was skeptical, but luckily I didn't outright challenge the idea. Turns out they're right -- although their reaction might be a little over-the-top.
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The act of writing helps you clarify your thoughts, remember things better, and reach your goals more surely. Here's a look at the science and psychology behind writing, and why the pen may be mightie...
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I was commenting on "Typing, on the other hand, involves just selecting letters by pressing identical-looking keys." Likewise, writing involves "just dragging a stick across a paper". This isn't a useful level of analysis. Now, I am not arguing that typing is always better either. We are looking at (1) different persons who may feel more "native" in different modes, and (2) different tasks. When trying to give my thoughts form, typing is far better for me. But it may be the case that when trying io internalize and understand the thoughts of others, writing may involve the right level of deliberation. 
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iPad voting!
Oregon on Tuesday became the first state in the nation to use the iPad in the election process, allowing citizens in five counties to vote using the touch-screen tablet.
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One of the best things that ever happened in my career was to be in an invited workshop at the National Academy of Sciences with this guy. He is so smart, and he works for change.
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Wall St. protests made it to the "More News" category on CNN.com today, still far behind Amanda Knox, Oprah, Conrad Murray, and a Japanese crooked teeth beauty fad story. Remember when CNN was a news station?
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Local folks: I will be on HPR's Bytemarks Cafe with my two research assistants, +Misa Maruyama and Sara Douglas at drive time today (5-6pm). We'll be talking about social media and politics. Listen in!
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There will be. I'll let you know when they post it.
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Dear Google (hey, I'm actually talking to some Googlers here!), Remember how the awesome search algorithms developed by your founders made you THE SEARCH ENGINE and created one of the biggest IT success stories in the world? What are you thinking? The stuff that's appearing on the top page of my results lists now is getting in the way of my work (yes, I know I can press a button to make it go away -- don't get me started on that). When I am looking for information on the Internet, the last thing I want is a bunch of friends' related material jumping in front of it. I'm sure you did user research on this, but it feels to me like mixing two realms of user experience that are very different for no good reason.
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Hmmm, it's already better. Today it shows one line saying how many friend-related results are available. I can click it if I want to. Much better!
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"Hello, Scott. You look tired after your long trip from Tsukuba. How about a Red Bull? I'll deduct it from your debit card."
In Japan they say that the customer is God and even a machine is expected to pay its respects. It’s a saying that supports the idea that Japan is the land of the vending machine with perhaps more mach...
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HONOLULU -- The Secret Service will be "tweeting" for the first time during this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Honolulu. Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
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I don't live in California any more, but I still commute with a bike. I am shocked and sad that Jerry Brown, of all politicians, would veto this bill.
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Gov. +Jerry Brown,

You just single-handedly decided to put my life, and the lives of millions of Californian cyclists at risk, joining Rick Perry(!) as the only governor in the country to veto the long-overdue 3-feet-to-pass law. You most certainly just lost my vote.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/oct/07/bike-coalition-says-safe-passing-bill-vetoed-brown/
http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/10/07/ca-bike-coalition-refutes-chps-claims-around-3-foot-passing-law/comment-page-1/

Cycling friends -- if you agree, hit that reshare link and +-mention +Jerry Brown. Perhaps this can help deliver this message.
California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 910, the legislation which would mandate a minimum three foot distance for motorists passing cyclists when the speed
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RIP Steve Jobs. He changed everything.
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The media blitz continues. I will be on PBS "Insights" tonight (9/29) at 7:30. Re-airs Friday at 9pm.
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It was very interesting. I hope they bring you on again to continue the discussion.
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  • University of Hawaii
    Associate Professor, present
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Honolulu, HI
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Los Angeles, CA - New York, NY - New Haven, CT - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA - Malibu, CA - Boulder, CO - Costa Mesa, CA - Fullerton, CA - Edison, NJ
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I am an Associate Professor in the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii. My research background is Human-Computer Interaction, and my current research activities center around digital government and e-participation.

I am also a stage and camera actor.
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  • Yale University
    Cognitive Science, 1983
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