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The new wireless dimming kit from the Philips Hue line—subtle...

2 years agoTechnology : Message

The new wireless dimming kit from the Philips Hue line—subtle technology that eliminates the need for electricians and apps at the same time. Each kit runs $40, and it includes a white Hue bulb and a dimming remote. All you have to do is screw in the bulb to install it—and up to ten others can piggyback on this same network. Show More Summary

"I love Slack, and think it’s an important tool that has been critical to our success. However, I do..."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“I love Slack, and think it’s an important tool that has been critical to our success. However, I do think it could improve by adding functionality that helps promote a better balance between life and work — things like proper status messages and advanced vacation / away settings.” - That week I tried to unplug from Slack (via iamdanw)

"I suspect that the way I feel now, at summer’s end, is about how I’ll feel at the end of my life,..."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“I suspect that the way I feel now, at summer’s end, is about how I’ll feel at the end of my life, assuming I have time and mind enough to reflect: bewildered by how unexpectedly everything turned out, regretful about all the thingsShow More Summary

"@KStreetHipster “We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and..."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“ @KStreetHipster “We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.” ~ Jean Baudrillard — Jediphone (@Jediphone) August 31, 2015 ”

(via The Neoliberal Enclosure of Greek Democracy | David...

2 years agoTechnology : Message

(via The Neoliberal Enclosure of Greek Democracy | David Bollier)

Miranda Campbell, Culture Isn’t Free

2 years agoTechnology : Message

Miranda Campbell, Culture Isn’t Free: an excerpt Culture theorist Angela McRobbie suggests that widespread structural underemployment means it’s time to reimagine creative work by developing structures for “strategies of social cooperation”...Show More Summary

"Making art “requires the precise opposite of hanging out” and is often “a deeply lonely and..."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“Making art “requires the precise opposite of hanging out” and is often “a deeply lonely and unglamorous task of tolerating oneself long enough to push something out,” characterized by a “lack of financial security and the necessary hours and hours of solitude spent fucking up over and over again.”” - Culture Isn’t Free

"Curiosity isn’t merely a static disposition but rather a passion of the mind that is ceaselessly..."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“Curiosity isn’t merely a static disposition but rather a passion of the mind that is ceaselessly earned and nurtured.” - Jamie Holmes, via

A Moveable Glut

2 years agoTechnology : Message

A Moveable Glut: Paul Krugman steps back from the stock market’s gyrations and asks the right question, which isn’t about the proximate cause of this most recent stock slide, but instead to question the seemingly endless perturbations...Show More Summary

Work Hard, Live Well — Life Learning

2 years agoTechnology : Message

Work Hard, Live Well — Life Learning: Duston Moskovitz is willing to say that the cult of overwork in tech (and elsewhere) should be overthrown.

"It just may be the case that biospheres on average keep expanding into the adjacent possible. By..."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“It just may be the case that biospheres on average keep expanding into the adjacent possible. By doing so they increase the diversity of what can happen next. It may be that biospheres, as a secular trend, maximize the rate of exploration of the adjacent possible.” - Stuart Kauffman (via inthenoosphere)

"CMU Leads Google Expedition To Create Technology for “Internet of Things”"

2 years agoTechnology : Message

"CMU Leads Google Expedition To Create Technology for “Internet of Things”": imadeit-davidjanes: Carnegie Mellon researchers will work with colleagues at Cornell, Stanford, Illinois and Google to create GIoTTO, a new platform to support IoT applications. Show More Summary

"Consulting Firm Prophet Acquires Altimeter Group http://t.co/rf5XO0HFAc Altimeter down to 3..."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“ Consulting Firm Prophet Acquires Altimeter Group http://t.co/rf5XO0HFAc Altimeter down to 3 analysts before sale to Prophet — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) July 22, 2015 ”

Ok, Tumblr, what’s up?

2 years agoTechnology : Message

There’s something going on at Tumblr. As I wrote yesterday, the layout of curated topics pages is missing the ‘editors’ and ‘top contributors’ sections: Likewise, we seem to be missing sponsored posts (’ads’): I am betting that this weekend they are cutting over to something new, something that more sensibly connects sponsored posts and curated topics. Let’s see.

Fran Sussner Rodgers, Who Owns Your Overtime?

2 years agoTechnology : Message

Fran Sussner Rodgers, Who Owns Your Overtime?: Fran Sussner Rodgers makes the case for overtime pay being extended for more workers, by raising the salary threshold. Her argument is less about money and much more about compelling employers...Show More Summary

"Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.” - Joseph Joubert

"The crowd is his element, as the air is that of birds and water of fishes. His passion and his..."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“The crowd is his element, as the air is that of birds and water of fishes. His passion and his profession are to become one flesh with the crowd. For the perfect flâneur, for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow of movement, in the midst of the fugitive and the infinite. Show More Summary

Microsoft’s Nadella cleans house, Elop is out, senior leadership is now 25% female

2 years agoTechnology : Message

Satya Nadella continues to consolidate Microsoft’s formerly fragmented organization, announcing in a company email that a number of executives – most notably Stephen Elop, the former CEO of Nokia – are leaving the company. Elop’s bad news, and it’s far overdue. Show More Summary

"Textiles are technology, more ancient than bronze and as contemporary as nanowires. We hairless apes..."

2 years agoTechnology : Message

“Textiles are technology, more ancient than bronze and as contemporary as nanowires. We hairless apes co-evolved with our apparel.” - Virginia Postrel, How textiles revolutionised technology

The Future Of Engagement

2 years agoTechnology : Message

I am giving a keynote today at the Employee Engagement and Awards conference in NYC. These are a loose version of my notes. My topic is The Future of Engagement, but I start with the present, where employee engagement is pretty horrible. Show More Summary

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