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[Eirepreneur.blogs.com] EirePreneur: How Social Bookmarking can lead to the Semantic Web: In The Language Instinct, Pinker makes the distinction that creoles evolve because only children have an inate ability to construct new grammatically elegant languages - we lose this ability way before adulthood (this is why new languages are much more difficult for adults to learn, and the best attempt that can adults make at contructing a new language is a pidgin).

[... A Few of My Favorite Things ...] Animal Self: Gosling, who often refers to himself as "a bit of a fraud," being what he calls "a personality expert who knows very little about actual animals," was a young graduate student in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, when he first came upon Anderson and Mather's paper on octopus personality. It was not at all an area of research he expected to be poking his nose into, having originally attended Berkeley to pursue a degree in human personality.

[Meshify] On the Shoulders of Giants: When defined as individuals, the analysis of social intelligence through a variety cognitive models and unfortunate one-off case studies continue to offer forth evidence that intelligence arises, at least in part, from social behavior. Finally, but no less importantly, the analysis of crowd dynamics reinforces (at least in my current readings) the power and dangers of crowds.

[Eyebeam reBlog] E Y E B E A M: Automated Biography During their residency at Eyebeam the artists collaborative Robot Clothes, comprised of James Powderly and Michelle Kempner, developed Inside Out Life Story, an artwork that combines robotics, art music, theatrical sets, animated toys and artificial intelligence to tell their personal story about a sick person and their

[Understanding XML] XML and the Long Tail: We're in a mature market phase (even with the rush to market of "AJAX and Web2" technologies), and short of radical hardware architectural developments (the emergence of quantum computing, perhaps) we will likely be in such a market phase for a long time to come. In this particular case, far from being a sound strategy to insure some level of market dominance, being a market leader and attempting to continue utilizing and promoting proprietary standards can be a recipe to end up playing catch-up and potentially losing that market dominance (especially if the other supposition, that it's the luminaries and not the companies themselves that establish one's place in the long tail, is also true).

[ Pop Occulture] Ran Prieur Interview: He’s an author and thinker who uses apocalyptic imagery to explore deep issues of meaning and value in modern life. His work deals extensively with getting off the grid and escaping from artificial social control mechanisms, and there’s some really fascinating and inspiring stuff to read and consider on his site.

Instapundit.com: Along these lines, I’ve testified to Congress (http://www.kurzweilai.net/meme/frame.html?main=/articles/art0556.html) on my proposal for a “Manhattan” style project to quickly develop a quick response system for new biological viruses, whether human-made or natural. For example, we could put in place a system which would quickly sequence a new virus, create an RNAi (RNA interference) medication for it (RNAi has shown to be effective to combat a specific biological virus because almost all biological viruses use messenger RNA which RNAi blocks), and then rapidly build up production.

[MY WORLD] X BOX: The Xbox Auteurs E-Mail This Printer-Friendly By CLIVE THOMPSON Published: August 7, 2005 Like many young hipsters in Austin, Tex., Michael Burns wanted to make it big in some creative field -- perhaps writing comedy scripts in Hollywood. Instead, he wound up in a dead-end job, managing a call center.

[lettrist] The Xbox Auteurs: To kill time, he made friends with a group of equally clever and bored young men at the company where he worked, and they'd sit around talking about their shared passion: video games. Their favorite title was Halo, a best-selling Xbox game in which players control armor-clad soldiers as they wander through gorgeous coastal forests and grim military bunkers and fight an army of lizardlike aliens.

[Kaliyasblogs.net] Identity Woman: I am sorry that Eve Malers paper Observations on Distributed Authentication and Authorization in Web Applications was not given air time.

[Headrush.typepad.com] Creating Passionate Users: Cleve brought up a great point in the comments to my previous how to be an expert post: how does "work on the things that suck" fit in with the whole "play to your strengths" thing? There are some great comments discussing it, but here's my take--I think the "work on the things you suck at" is within the domain you've already decided is something you WANT to get better at, as opposed to a weakness that just doesn't seem like you.

[Sem.weblogsinc.com] The Search Engine Marketing Weblog: I am really not that interested in downloading and installing another toolbar to test this thing out, when i can access the information listed in the site for free through public libraries and in Google anyways, like Barry Schwartz has pointed out, from information posted from Gary Price. If you have installed, and are running the toolbar, post a little something in the comments so we can get a better idea on whether this toolbar is worth downloading!

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