December 3, 2013
Merlin Mann joins Dave and Lex to talk about Jimmy Carter and vocabulary words.
Prop ‘n Go & iBedside make using gadgets in bed and around the house comfortable and convenient.
TextExpander: If you’re not using it, you’re wasting time.
Websites we mention:
Merlin on Twitter: @hotdogsladies
Daniel Jalkut, Ryan Nielsen, and John Siracusa join Guy and Rene to talk about OS X Mavericks and the future of the Mac, continuing with interface, scripting, and more. (Part 2 of 2.)
Daniel Jalkut, Ryan Nielsen, and John Siracusa join Guy and Rene to talk about OS X Mavericks and the future of the Mac, starting with free updates and file systems. (Part 1 of 2.)
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"Saga" by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
few comedians understand the value of free speech like eugene mirman.
his scientist parents fled government oppression and censorship in pre-glasnost russia. they eventually settled in massachusetts, where a young eugene was not only strange because he was a weird kid into science and language and difficult prose, but because, as his classmates would often point out (while literally pointing at him), he was a dirty, filthy communist. this was reagan-era america, where the accusation of being a commie wasn’t the punchline to a hipster joke or a murmured aside from karl rove at a dinner party, but a scathing indictment of one’s world view, or at least a convenient tool of social ostracism.
eugene was a weird kid and he was reminded of it every day.
undaunted, and with steely eastern european determination, eugene turned that weirdness into an asset, becoming a comedian and opening for alt bands like the shins and modest mouse, creating his own unique brand of humor, and launching an eponymous comedy festival that is at once shockingly ambitious and delightfully successful. eugene’s weirdness matured into funny, and that funny matured into a unique and diverse career for which eugene has never once had to pretend to be normal. ain’t democracy grand?
join comic émigré eugene mirman and aisha as they wander through fleeing censorship, enduring taunts, doggie suicide, creepy love letters, hating cable companies, losing festivals, the death of aspen, and helping the audience laugh. plus aisha wants some barbecue, and how eugene met jon .
girl on guy needs to change its shirt.
Journalist and academic Aleks Krotoski presents the second of her three guest curated events on the theme of ‘Connections’.
James Burke takes a sideways look at the connective nature of innovation and its social effects. Two ideas come together to produce something that is greater than the sum of the parts. The result is almost a surprise (in the way, for instance, the first typewriters boosted the divorce rate!).
Innovation has usually attempted to solve some aspect of the problem with which we have lived for two million tool-using years: scarcity. As a result, our institutions, value systems, modes of thought and behaviour have all been shaped by the fact that there’s never been enough of everything to go around.
However, thanks to the internet and a radically-accelerated rate of connective, inter-disciplinary innovation, we may be on the verge of solving the problem of scarcity once and for all. In ways that may really surprise us. What will abundance do to us? And how should we prepare for it?
It begins to look as if we might have been wrong. All those predictions driving us forward throughout history have brought us finally to the unexpected realisation that the future is, suddenly, no longer what it used to be. Oops.
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