Apple carried out research into breathing rates during sleep and used that...– of course they did. (via Quora)
Rambling around on my way to the Forbidden City. (Listen to this one with the volume on.)
Inside the (now-much-less) Forbidden City. The entire event involved fewer non-Chinese tourists than I’d expected.
guess the market →
Jon Stewart, in other words, seems to have stumbled upon one of the most underserved media markets in the world.
in which Uniqlo discovers a repeatable strategy →
The recipe for Japanese retailers to do well in China then: sell great skinny jeans to urban professionals who care more about the cut of their clothes and the brand of their smartphone than national identity. And be quiet about where you come from.
In which P&G discovers consumer surplus →
SF Things →
Spent a week in San Francisco, and a few things struck. (Also, I wrote a blog post! eee!)
…we found no statistically significant differences in standard measures of...– still, great cause for optimism. (from the hybrid educational model works)
I’ve never made it through a complete MOOC,” Thrun confessed.– Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun On the Future of Education
Visual Journal: Don't Miss My First Class (Very... →
minsunmini: My dream to teach design is finally coming true this Saturday and I am excited as well as anxious. Last Friday, Beth and I met up with Sam Potts to get final review on our Graphic Design 101: Color Your Work. We presented out flow in a messy but beautiful whiteboard writing…. sva students teaching! inexpensive design education in nyc! making $1000 on the internet! many...
You will get a speaking role in the movie. Here’s the scene — Veronica is eating...– the kickstarter rewards for the veronica mars movie are so, so good.
And in his 20s, Mr. Carmellini managed to dodge the Preening Young Visionary...– ha!
You can get knowledge from an Internet course if you’re highly motivated to...– the problem to solve Online Education and Jazz
Unbundling the Classroom Experience
Commitment is good, but lightweight commitment is dangerous. Make declaration of learning intention too easy, and you’ll set people up for guilt—guilt about exactly the thing they were once interested in and excited about. Diana, being great (as always.)
We don’t care how or where the student learned, whether it was from spending...– Thomas Edison State College Pioneers Alternative Paths - NYTimes.com
Build, Builder, Buildest
Paris Review Interviews for Entrepreneurs? →
In the ’80s and ’90s, a liberal arts graduate who didn’t know what to do went to...– Law School Applications hit a 30-year low
And from Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms — “We are at a point in the history of education when radical change is possible, and the possibility for that change is directly tied to the impact of the computer today. What is offered in the education “market” is largely determined by what is acceptable to a sluggish and conservative system. But this is where the computer...
Why education now
Productivity in education has lagged productivity in other sectors of the economy because teaching is so labor intensive. Where exactly in the typical classroom is there room for investment, let alone productivity improvement? More chalk? Prior to online education, the bottleneck though which productivity improvements had to pass was the teacher, and we know that improving teacher productivity is...
that moment when your friends visiting from new...
imfromohio: Thanks to fellow Ohioan Courtney Jacobs for this little gem.
I’m not sure I believe in “training” to be a writer that is external like that...– Lorrie Moore
A novel is a daily labor over a period of years. A novel is a job. (Story...– Lorrie Moore
The shelf is mostly fiction, because novels taught me how the world works – or...
Earlier, Echevarría told me that neighborhoods share trends more than countries...– Globalization, fast fashion edition
The United States is a graveyard of European retailers,” says José Luis Nueno, a...– The NYTimes on Zara
.. it was a seductive procrastination tool; generally, when you’re writing, your...– Steven Johnson on reading while (ostensibly) writing
There are the hours when you are defiant about a coming storm, and then the...– one of the best paragraphs i’ve read in the past few weeks
A dubstep wobble arrives about halfway through like a wrecking ball, changing...– the NYTimes on Taylor Swift. so good!
At the core of C.I.’s M.O. are two intrepid observations Kimball has made about the innermost psychology of home cooks. Namely that they 1) are haunted by a fear of humiliation, and 2) will not follow a recipe to the letter, believing that slavishly following directions is an implicit admission that you cannot cook. The NYTimes’ Alex Halberstadt on Cook’s Illustrated
None of this represented the glorious next stage of human evolution, but I was...– Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore