erichian / Erich Ian

Life, media, absurdity.

There are no people in erichian’s collective.

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  1. 37signals Is Selling Sortfolio. What Happened? – with Jason Fried

    http://mixergy.com/jason-fried-sortfolio-interview/

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  2. How Progress Bars Change the Way We Live

    Once upon a time slow connections begat the Progress Bar - bloated sites would taunt us with ‘15% loaded’ screens. High-speed promised to kill the beast and free us from their tyranny but yet it lives! Progress bars are being used MORE lately to direct user actions. Look to Farmville and LinkedIn which push their users to collect 100% of their personal information. Incomplete progress bars are an itch that needs to be scratched. They carry the implicit language that declares ‘You are here’ but more importantly ‘The end is in sight’. Game design motivates us through incremental, measurable progress towards a tangible goal but is this the way real life works? Is the progress bar’s ubiquity in technology starting to affect the way we measure progress in meatspace? This panel will reach far across time and space to look at the story of progress bars, why they hypnotize us and what we need to do - slay the beast once and for all, or throw ourselves into its partially-complete embrace…

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  3. BBC - Podcasts - Secret History of Social Networking

    It’s a phenomenon which seems to have come from nowhere, but in fact computer-based social networks have been around for decades. In this three-part series the BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones traces the hidden story of social networking, from the early days of computing and the 60s counterculture through to the businesses worth billions today. From their roots in utopian experiments in California, online social networks spread around the world. In the past few years companies such as Facebook and Twitter have captivated millions of users. But what will be the next big thing in social networking, and how is it changing our lives? This series was originally broadcast in three weekly parts from 26 January 2011.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/shsn

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  4. Malcolm Gladwell Looks At Technology Innovations

    Innovation and originality are close cousins. We think of creative innovators as people with new ideas. But to read Malcolm Gladwell on the subject is to be reminded of a distinction: An innovator may not be the one with the new idea — but with a new take on an old idea. Robert Siegel interviews Gladwell, who wrote "Creation Myth: Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation" in the May 16th issue of The New Yorker.

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  5. Florence and the Machine - Dog Days Are Over (Produce & Destroy Dubstep Remix)

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  6. Storythings Podcast – Graham Linehan and Cory Doctorow at The Story 2011

    he Storythings Podcast is an irregular series of podcasts featuring talks, interviews and discussion with some of the best creative talent working across Film, TV, Theatre, Games, Art and beyond. This second podcast is a recording of comedian and creator of Father Ted and The IT Crowd Graham Linehan and writer and blogger Cory Doctorow in conversation at The Story conference in February 2011.

    In this conversation, Graham and Cory discuss how the internet has changed their writing practises, how it helps them structure and collaborate on stories, and also how they cope with its potential for endless distraction.

    During the talk, Graham showed a picture that he used as inspiration for a scene in an episode of the next series of The IT Crowd. The picture is from the site Awkward Pet Photos and can be seen here.

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  7. Productive Morning Rituals

    How to build a simple morning ritual that will take you from 0 to 60 as soon as you wake up.

    http://www.asianefficiency.com/habits/productive-morning-rituals/

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