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Reads tagged with “innovation”

Laconia: An Architecture of Thinking
Laconia: An Architecture of Thinking

Multimedia landscape as a language pattern, or what Ezra Pound has to do with Twitter.

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The Future Belongs to the Curious: A Manifesto for Curiosity
The Future Belongs to the Curious: A Manifesto for Curiosity

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Marshall McLuhan on New Forms and Old Assumptions (1960)
Marshall McLuhan on New Forms and Old Assumptions (1960)

What the golden age of television has to do with human nature and today’s Internet intellectuals.

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The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011
The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011

Illustrated correspondence, rock’n’roll, and what an old Kurt Vonnegut has to do with a young Hemingway.

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The 11 Best Science Books of 2011
The 11 Best Science Books of 2011

From Infinity to Fibonacci, or what religious mythology has to do with the inner workings of field science.

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Woz on Creativity: Work Alone
Woz on Creativity: Work Alone

Groupthink, the origin of originality, and why most inventors are like artists.

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The Dawn of the Microprocessor and the Birth of Venture Capital
The Dawn of the Microprocessor and the Birth of Venture Capital

“Announcing a new era of integrated electronics.”

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Fashioning Apollo: How the Spacesuit Was Designed
Fashioning Apollo: How the Spacesuit Was Designed

What Neil Armstrong has to do with combinatorial creativity, underdog innovators, and sports bras.

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Steve Jobs on Why Computers Are Like a Bicycle for the Mind (1990)
Steve Jobs on Why Computers Are Like a Bicycle for the Mind (1990)

A 20-year-old antidote to modern-day digital pessimism.

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How “the Most Beautiful Woman in the World” Invented a System for Remote-Controlling Torpedoes That Laid the Groundwork for Wifi
How “the Most Beautiful Woman in the World” Invented a System for Remote-Controlling Torpedoes That Laid the Groundwork for Wifi

“When you talk to a sympathetic mind about technology, gender, age and experience disappear completely.”

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