Martin Gardner RIP

Unfortunately I did not know of Martin Gardner’s work until watching the embedded video. He inspired many and I’ll be looking to read some of his books, articles, and trying to learn some magic myself. We can all use a little magic. Boing Boing: RIP Martin Gardner Douglas Hofstader: Martin Gardner: A Major Shaping Force […]

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Gary Coleman RIP

Gary Coleman led a tragic life. It confuses me, it saddens me, it makes me angry that this kinda thing only becomes more clear after someone dies. Salon.com: “Gary Coleman: Damned by a catchphrase” Rushfield Babylon: “Gary As I Knew Him” (via Boing Boing).

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Sean Blanda on Remixing the News

eMedia: Remix the News: “Remix the News: what news can learn from Last.fm and Pandora”: “there is no service that adequately customizes content to my tastes based on previous reading” A good read with some important ideas. The only thing close I can think of is Google Reader’s recommendations which are based upon my clicking […]

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