It used to cost a $1 trillion, now it costs $60 dollars

Computer World: “Today’s $60 1TB drive would have cost $1 trillion in the ’50s” YouTube: “TEDxPhilly – Robert J. Moore – The data explosion “: Related: Hal R. Varian, University of California, Berkeley: Economics of Information Technology MIT Technology Review: “The 70 Online Databases that Define Our Planet” guardian.co.uk: Data Store TechCrunch: Devin Coldewey: “The […]

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Are we getting less empathetic?

Scientific American: “College Students Are Less Empathic Than Generations Past” reddit.com: conversation metafilter.com: conversation And while the survey is focused on the young, could we see the same shift in older generations if asked today?

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Shozan Jack Haubner: “Mark my words, times are tough and the ground is fertile. That seed will grow.”

Utne: “The Angry Monk”: Through each other we discover that if we have the heart–the willingness, the strength, the courage–we have the capacity to plant the seeds of kindness, compassion, forgiveness; seeds of a laid-back humor, a sense of letting go. But your heart must be quicker than your mind. Trust me, that organ between […]

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On accepting love

The following John Perry Barlow piece is deep on a few levels. It works as both a criticism of our culture, and as a call to inspiration. It builds to a lesson I need to learn, and I know plenty of others who need to as well. John Perry Barlow: “The Pursuit of Emptiness” (Also […]

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Charlie Lord, RIP

“Charlie Lord, Mental Ward Photographer And Activist, Dies At Age 90″. Charlie Lord’s work, which exposed the horrors of Byberry State Hospital here in Philadelphia in the 1940s, was recently profiled by NPR: At Byberry, Lord sneaked a small Agfa camera in his jacket pocket. It was the camera he’d borrowed to take on his […]

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