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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Today's Links (Tuesday, 8-28-07): Grocery Store Mindset

- Youth as media junkies, from The Economist. Who saw this one coming?

- Seen more of those trip applications on Facebook recently? That may have been fueled by a rumored $3 million offer for one of them.

- There has been an increase in Facebook induced roommate switches.

- Joanne Jacobs on how technology can only fix so much.

- Regarding technology: the CD turned 25 yesterday.

- Via blog reader feedback: Have you heard of The Singularity? It is, at the very least, thought provoking.

- Public education is getting worse, via Townhall.

- The response arguing public education is getting better, via Trenches of Public Ed.

- Overcoming Bias is arguing that academia's main function is to validate impressive people and that research progress is a side effect.

- Big Mike's satirical take on classes that colleges should offer.

- A strong defense of philosophy, via Philosopher's Blog.

- Never thought about this before but what's your grocery store mindset?

- What are the chances that this analysis of Border's shows up hours after I write this analysis?

- Random thought of the day: Have you ever wondered about the way you walk? I heard an interesting discussion on the radio about how we analyze so much of our lives. This includes hair styles, clothing styles, personality styles, and so on yet there's never a detailed analysis of how people walk differently. Warning: You may find yourself thinking about how you walk after this random thought.

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1 comment:

becca said...

in relation to the "grocery store mindset" post, see the following link!

http://xkcd.com/309/

hilarious.