…your life is a Stop Motion video.
The birds eye view of your life and the apparently amazing things that you have done holistically, is a sum total of small moments of tasks done inch by inch.
Like any video, the perceived motion comes from little snippets of images that, by a tromp d’oeil (trick of the eye) is a result of playing the images faster than the mind can understand,making it seem like the images are doing superhuman things.
This is your life.
The little small actions you take and make every day result in the brilliant things that make you stand out.
So focus on the little things.
Remember the rule.
Never disperse your focus until absolutely necessary. Face one adversary at a time.
Google Glass as currently implemented, is a product for rich white googlegeek males.
First of all, there’s really nothing innovative, wearable tech has been in our Heinleins and Arthur C Clarkes, Orson Scott Cards,Herberts and Asimovs for several decades.
Remember the Newspad from Arthur C Clarke’s Odyssey 2001? The iPad to an I. But I digress.
Current owners of Google Glass are white nerds.
It does not look good, so it has little to offer in terms of Appeal (read Apple)
Its also has very little to offer currently in terms of content,applications and services,what with Google taking its classic stance of their platforms being the internet of things i.e anything that doesn’t have a Google I.D can go to hell. Google Play and open development should have deeper integration on the thing before it can be of any use.
Meaning no Twitter, Tumblr,Pinterest,Instagram.
Instead of it being a platform allowing interactions with other services, it is a Google Device, like a Facebook Phone. Sincerely. How much does that offer you in terms of value?
And currently priced at over 1,500 dollars its a totally useless device.
Until Google Glass 2 comes out, I would say, just as with Windows, wait for Service Pack 2.
The best concepts I have seen for wearable tech has been designed by Pranav Mistry whose patent concept “Sixth Sense Technology” has been bought out by Samsung.
I do hope Samsung squish Glass like a little bug.
- 5 ways to make Google Glass better (tech.fortune.cnn.com)
- Casinos banning Google Glass over cheating threat (slashgear.com)
- This Is What the World Looks Like Through Google Glass (mashable.com)
- Google Glass Will ‘Definitely’ Get Someone Punched In The Face By This CEO (webpronews.com)
First blog of my new blogging regime! You excited? (okay, don't answer that)
Instant messaging conversations are a massive part of well, everything. No-one actually talks to each-other anymore, they just text each-other instead. You are in a room with about 6 people, all on their phones, and you tend to think to yourself, why do I even bother leaving the house sometimes?
I think in syllables when writing, yes,
but what of all those times when I am not?
All right, I am a wordsmith. I confess
to this, but rhythm follows me in hot
pursuit. The grocery shelves present a chance,
pentameter iambic in each aisle.
The names of peanut butter, salad dressings dance
in time: Jif, Hidden Valley, Kleenex, Dial. …
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I recently completed my course on Information Communication Technology (ICT) for development which I found insightful and from which I learned useful skills and also developed new perspectives. Coming from the education field, I was a little oblivious of the role of ICT in other key development areas such as health and general community services. However afterwards I read Robin Shields' text on ICT for education in the context of Nepal and developing countries in general, and it was sobering.
Throughout the course of our elections-based messaging, several key takeaways, lessons learned, and questions for the future became clear. These included:
- As the days went on, it became clear that there are certain situations in which messages cannot or should not be used. While this issue has arisen previously and we have set guidelines to deal with this, new situations came to light during the week and deepened our understandings of these situations.
This is just a moment’s observation.
I wonder how it is on your side of the world.
People no longer bother changing their default message and ring tones.
You are in a bus, and a phone rings.
The tone only goes so far as to distinguish it as an Iphone from a blackberry, a Nokia from a Samsung.
Besides that you will have more than ten people feeling themselves and their bags for their phones.
The phone has almost gone back to the distinguished rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring of the days of old.
What changed? Choice.
Barry Schwartz explains it so clearly i need not say more: more is hard, the more choice we have the more fatigued and disillusioned we get.
In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
For historical reference, the first mobile call was made today, on April 3rd, 1973.
Martin Cooper, one of Motorola's senior engineers, called a rival colleague at another telelcoms company and proudly announced that he was speaking from, “A 'real' cellular telephone.”
The device that he used was comprised of 30 circuit boards and it was 9 inches tall; it had a talk-time of 35 minutes and it took 10 long ardours hours to charge; that device was the…
Here are articles or videos I have view and collected this past month. These are articles I found interesting or practical. I hope you also find them useful.
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