More American Workers Outsourcing Own Jobs Overseas | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source | Onion News Network I hadn’t seen this, but it was really funny! Recommended!!
The 21st century text books →
Interesting read but I wonder, together with the first comment on the post, what role text books and publishers will have in the learning processes of the future.
James Murdoch attacks British Library for... →
James Murdoch has attacked plans by the British Library to digitise the national newspaper collection, warning that public bodies should not decide how copyrighted material is exploited for commercial gain. The argument goes: […] “Material that publishers originally produced – and continue to make available – for commercial reasons. Like the search business, but motivated by...
Jamais Cascio - Wired for Anticipation on liftconference - live streaming video powered by Livestream Pity I wasn’t at Lift this year, but here is the speech from Jamais Cascio stating that everybody is a futurist - and that we have a responsibility to participating in viewing and creating the future.
The Falling Time Cost of College: Evidence from... →
Interesting research paper: Full-time students allocated 40 hours per week toward class and studying in 1961, whereas by 2003 they were investing about 27 hours per week. I would love to see a comparison to Indian or Chinese students… (via @tdraken (via the Swedish blog Nonicoclolasos))
China aim for 30 million electric cars by 2020 -... →
At least that is what they aim for… and they seems to plan for it as well: According to a plan announced by State Grid in January this year, the company will build 75 public charging stations, 6,209 charging spots and a number of battery replacement stations in 2010 as part of its efforts to expand business in the renewable energy sector. Will this have an development on electric cars...
The Incredible Shrinking CIO →
The sad part in this story is that noone else than people within the IT administration have believed that IT have provided any other value than that of a basic utility for a long time. That is why the only opposition to Nicholas Carr’s thesis are coming from inside the IT community. Everybody else (e g the members of management board) have agreed with him and in many cases said the same...
Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions? | Video on TED.com Extremely important insights from Dan Ariely, which however disappears when losing focus on them. Almost like his examples of visual illusions which remains even if they are revealed.
David Hancock on risk leadership vs risk... →
In a complex and dynamic world an increasing number of challenges have the character of wicked problems, i e problems which usually are impossible to formulate in isolation and often without straight forward or verifiable solutions. The problem is that our risk management methods cannot cope with these kinds of problems, sometimes even intertwined with more traditional problems. In this article...
Become a wage slave to software - tech - 09 May... →
A short interesting post which describes a outsourcing software that manages more and more of the people management. (via @mgorbis)
The Global Crisis of Legitimacy - George Friedman... →
An interesting analysis and conclusion of the financial crisis and why it is deeper than usual. This is especially relevant since it’s aftermath has created waves of consequences, which themselves could trigger both smal scale and large scale crises. The current European economic situation around Greece (and possibly Portugal and Spain) is but one example. This is a political crisis then,...
Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” —...– Thinking about predictability: More musings about Push and Pull – confused of calcutta
Technology Review: 10 emerging technologies 2010 →
Every year Technology review presents a list of what technologies they believe is the important emerging new technologies. The winners are chosen based on the editors’ coverage of key fields. The question that we ask is simple: is the technology likely to change the world? Real-Time Search Mobile 3-D Engineered Stem Cells Solarfuel Light-Trapping Photovoltaics Social TV Green Concrete ...
Good slideshow on Slideshare with numbers on BRICS in general and Brazil in particular. (via Gerd Leonard)
Fears for crops as shock figures from America show... →
Disturbing evidence that honeybees are in terminal decline has emerged from the United States where, for the fourth year in a row, more than a third of colonies have failed to survive the winter. The collapse in the global honeybee population is a major threat to crops. It is estimated that a third of everything we eat depends upon honeybee pollination, which means that bees contribute some £26bn...
Complexity creeps up on you,” he said in an interview. “It grows in ways, each...– It’s Complicated - Making Sense of Complexity - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse)
How Does Technology Affect Kids’ Friendships? →
infoneer-pulse: Children used to actually talk to their friends. Those hours spent on the family princess phone or hanging out with pals in the neighborhood after school vanished long ago. But now, even chatting on cellphones or via e-mail (through which you can at least converse in paragraphs) is passé. For today’s teenagers and preteens, the give and take of friendship seems to be conducted...