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Archive for March 2007

Putting abundance to work

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Sat, 2007-03-31 at 23:08:41 +05:30

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Technology

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Often fails.

That is part of why Futurama was so funny — its very first episode had automatic doors hitting people, and so on.

Roomba: My life is not more efficient

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Sat, 2007-03-31 at 12:27:33 +05:30

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Twitter

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Kathy Sierra

Nicholas Carr

Lauri Apple calls it “Twittarded”, and says

After using Twitter, I want to make a Website that consists of a plain white screen. The site does not allow you to do or communicate anything — all you can do is just look at it and develop an overwhelming feeling of boredom that will hopefully inspire you to get up and express yourself in the three-dimensional world.

She also links to this dull blog. That blog is incredible. The number of comments on each post even more so.

Ah, the internet

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Fri, 2007-03-30 at 20:07:39 +05:30

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Management-speak

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BBC – Berkshire – voices2005 – Management-speak

More by Gene Weingarten: Read it and lacrimate — Managers and PRpeople not only speak the language, they also understand it.

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Fri, 2007-03-30 at 17:19:34 +05:30

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Gmail Chat logs

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Wed, 2007-03-28 at 19:51:12 +05:30

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Compassionate Commercialism – New York Times

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Wed, 2007-03-28 at 01:28:42 +05:30

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Indian English words

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Words like “godown” are hard enough to find, but another word I just noticed I’d heard often and never seen in print:
Stepney. On Encarta dictionary, a list of unusual words, and something on the BBC site.

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Sat, 2007-03-24 at 14:13:10 +05:30

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