misterfischer / Elon Fischer

HS English teacher, culture buff, over-tired father of 2 living in Boston, MA

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  1. Why It’s Hard to Admit to Being Wrong

    We all have a hard time admitting that we're wrong, but according to a new book about human psychology, it's not entirely our fault. Social psychologist Elliot Aronson says our brains work hard to make us think we are doing the right thing, even in the face of sometimes overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

    Elliot Aronson, co-author, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me); social psychologist; professor emeritus, psychology, University of California Santa Cruz.


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  2. Closing the gap between people’s online and real life social network – Paul Adams

    From IA Summit 2010:

    In the next few years, the most successful social media experiences will be the ones that understand how our offline and online worlds connect and interact. But our tools are still crude. The good news is that despite the complexity involved in understanding human relationships, we can study offline and online communication and create design principles to support what we find. In his presentation, Paul Adams speaks about what he has learned from over two years of research into people’s online and offline relationships.

    From http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-10-day-2

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  3. The Pipeline #22: Adam Lisagor | 5by5

    Dan Benjamin talks with Adam Lisagor about leaving a life of editing TV commercials and creating visual effects to become a pitchman for a new generation, lending his unique approach and personality to innovative tech companies to help them spread their word about their products. We discuss going independent, creativity, authenticity, creativity, and more.

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  4. Blue Note Records Celebrates 70 Years Of Jazz

    January 6, 2009 - If you're into jazz at all, some of your favorite albums were probably issued by Blue Note Records. Aficionados celebrate the label for putting out some of the definitive recordings in jazz history, spanning from before bebop to the present day. Even the cover art, with its Francis Wolff photography, elegant design and sleek typesetting, has become iconic in jazz lore.

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  5. The War for the Web

    Tim O'Reilly Web 2.0 Conference 23 minutes, 11mb, recorded 2009-11-17

    The early days of the internet were truly astonishing. As people came to comprehend the power of networked information, they seized the many opportunities for innovation created by the open architecture of the web. Of course, the browser wars also showed that threats to openness and interoperability were a real danger. Today, Tim O'Reilly worries that escalating competition between large companies and closed platforms may drive the web towards a battle ground of locked down services and proprietary data.

    As large, powerful players have emerged on the internet landscape, you don't have to look far to see some troubling skirmishes between opposing forces. O'Reilly touches on several examples where well known web applications include features designed to limit flexibility and user choice. To some extent, limits may be necessary to protect privacy, but in some cases, there is clear intent to lock in users at the expense of the competition. The situation is even more extreme in the mobile arena.

    Will the large companies play by the cherished rules of the open web as we've known it? It may depend on how "the cloud" grows. As web service companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft make O'Reilly's notion of the web 2.0 "internet as a platform" a reality, they will have choices on how to maneuver. There is pressure for the giants to forge alliances, and leverage unique services as weapons to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace. But, history has shown that internet success often comes if you "do what you do best, link to the rest". O'Reilly urges companies to stick to their core strengths, maintain an open architecture, and embrace the "small pieces loosely joined" philosophy.

    From: http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4317.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed

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  6. Smackdown in Aisle Four: Wal-Mart | Soundcheck

    Wal-Mart was the top music seller in the country until recently. But the retail chain is still selling CDs at a steep discount and cutting exclusive deals with artists like AC/DC and the Eagles. In the second of a four-part Smackdown on music buying, we debate Wal-Mart's music power. We're joined by Ron Galloway, director of the documentary "Why Wal-Mart Works and Why This Makes Some People Crazy" and Robert Greenwald, director of the documentary "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/episodes/2008/10/28/segments/113728

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