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Tuesday
Aug032010

Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics: The context, the medium, and the interface within which a decision is taken, may have a far greater affect on the decision we make than the long term  consequences of a decision even when we KNOW those consequences.

- Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize Economics 

Monday
Jun212010

Problems with communication

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

- George Bernard Shaw

Thursday
Apr222010

It's a waste of time...

[It's] like buying a really bitchin' DVD cabinet when your collection consists of only Avatar, Ghostbusters and the second season of "Emergency!"

Steve Miller

Wednesday
Mar242010

Disappointing you...

"Disappointing you is like choking the Little Mermaid with a bicycle chain."

Jeff Winger - "Community" on NBC

Saturday
Mar202010

Tyranny v. Liberty

When the people fear the government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

Monday
Feb082010

History Repeating?

"History never repeats itself but quite often it rhymes"

Bill Rolland
February 8, 2010 

Saturday
Nov282009

Be a Buccaneer...

"I talked to coworkers who wanted to further their education, but they typically spoke in terms of getting a new piece of paper, such as a bachelor's degree, a masters, or a PhD. For them, education was about the doors they believed would open because of how they were labeled by institutions, not about making themselves truly better as thinkers. Buccaneers, on the other hand, don't take labels too seriously. A buccaneer studies in the hope of unlocking Great Secrets! Wonder! Mastery! A buccaneer lives for the excitement of deciphering the mysteries of human experience. A buccaneer wants status, too, but only if that status is justly earned and sustained through the quality of his work."

From - "Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar" by James Bach, a legend in the software-testing field.

Tuesday
Nov242009

Any Technology...

Any technology, suitably advanced, is indistinguishable from magic.

Tuesday
Oct202009

Motion Picturing...

"Motion picturing is harrrd..."

Peter Dippery - Producer

Wednesday
Sep092009

A Sinking Ship

"i feel like I'm polishing the bell on a sinking ship."

Jeff Dykhouse