“The scifi fan in me found the idea of gamification dystopian; a way to trick employees into caring about things they otherwise wouldn't. Camp counsellor me recognizes the power of play in learning and teaching." Thanks @tenfourty@twitter.com @CIMICorp@twitter.com @fatherlinux@twitter.com buff.ly/342S5bd

“They're similar in size to a typical smartphone, albeit slightly thicker — making them even easier than a regular paperback for people to take with them and read while travelling, such as a morning or after-work commute.” buff.ly/32I8Sia

A conversation about climate change:

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.

"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

“Even if we assume great efficiency breakthroughs and performance improvements to reduce the rate of doubling, AI progress seems to be increasingly compute-limited at a time when our collective growth in computing power is beginning to falter.” buff.ly/2CyXJW9 @TechCrunch@twitter.com

“The @GalleryLostArt@twitter.com was an immersive, online exhibition that told the stories of artworks that had disappeared. Destroyed, stolen, discarded, rejected, erased, ephemeral – some of the most significant artworks of the last 100 years have been lost .” buff.ly/370A8Mj

RT @halvorson@twitter.com

Let's say you have 6.5 hours to teach an Intro to Content Strategy workshop*. Your class consists of folks who work in product, websites, marketing, enterprise, and/or other areas. What are the top 3 topics, skills, and tools they MUST learn?

*and by "you" I mean "me"

🐦🔗: twitter.com/halvorson/status/1

“Social media’s business model is to make us feel more divided than ever, and monetize the finest of distinctions we can be made to feel.” @mariafarrell@twitter.com buff.ly/34MC6xE

“In particular, the affine wealth model can describe wealth distribution among households in diverse developed countries with exquisite precision while revealing a subtle asymmetry that tends to concentrate wealth.” buff.ly/36ccdJc

“Pretend it’s the ’60s and you’ve been tasked with building the house of the future. You might ask yourself, What’s the most futuristic thing imaginable? Space. Who lives in space? Aliens. What do their houses look like? Flying saucers.” buff.ly/2q75YGj @HansonOHaver@twitter.com

“There has been little innovation in this space, even if we look at the last 5 years or so and it feels like the right time for the next generation of social products to be created. Here are some of the principles driving our thinking.” buff.ly/2WZM7oK @kavinbm@twitter.com

“The new service in which customers pay for postal workers to check on their elderly relatives during morning rounds has been hailed as a clever solution to the modern epidemic of loneliness.” buff.ly/2TDUbcJ

“Advertising rationally, the way it’s described in economic textbooks, is unattainable. Then how do advertisers know what they ought to pay for ads?
"Yeah, basically they don’t know," Lewis said.” buff.ly/32r9dFD

“ 140 characters doesn’t leave much room for kindness. And the desire for viral sharing heightens the need for aggressive, simplistic arguments." @RyanHoliday@twitter.com buff.ly/2KUnjsJ

“The ‘mirrorverse’ is just one more in a ine of multiverse theories. These theories are attractive to theoretical physicists and philosophers, but as it seems we can’t ever experience these other universes, there will never be any evidence for them.” buff.ly/35fvk4w

"The moral of the story is that legacy doesn't really go away, it just gets built in and around." | This time with insights from @redactedtech@twitter.com @blatanterror@twitter.com @danieloh30@twitter.com @CloudNativeFdn@twitter.com and @ldignan@twitter.com

RT @Don_Watkins@twitter.com

GitHub report surprises, serverless hotness, and more industry trends red.ht/2NFBtQP via @opensourceway@twitter.com by @TimHildred@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Don_Watkins/status

RT @Don_Watkins@twitter.com

8 great podcasts for open source enthusiasts red.ht/2NkKE9e via @opensourceway@twitter.com by @Don_Watkins@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Don_Watkins/status

“Garfield proceeded to explain the basics of Magic. “One of the underlying premises of the game,” he said, “is that there’s supposed to be a very simple set of rules and all the cards are exceptions. Every card allows you to break the rules...” buff.ly/2Kplkx9 @belltown1@twitter.com

“Our new electrolytic battery technology uses zinc and manganese and incombustible aqueous electrolyte to produce a battery with a high energy density. The safe battery opens up markets where the battery weight/size and safety are essential factors” buff.ly/33Cnfpy

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