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... there's one major reason why traditional workspaces will never disappear: People generally like coming into an office and interacting with their coworkers face-to-face.Why working from home won't become the norm anytime soon Like it or not, indie apps are becoming like indie games and web pages: markets that behave more like art than technology.The Supply-side Blues How to succeed: pick the right thing to do (this is critical and usually ignored), focus, believe in yourself (especially when others tell…

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Weekend Reading

Links to the interesting articles I discovered during the week. How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes How To Create Incredible Black & White iPhone Photos How to Stop a Conversation From Going in Circles Here’s What Happened The One Time When The U.S. Had Universal Childcare THE BEAUTY + BLINDNESS THAT COMES WITH PRIVILEGE The Pencilsword: On a plate…

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Does the human brain have an off switch?

A scientist at George Washington University may have found the location of the human brain's off switch in the claustrum. When the team zapped the area with high frequency electrical impulses, the woman lost consciousness. She stopped reading and stared blankly into space, she didn't respond to auditory or visual commands and her breathing slowed. As soon as the stimulation stopped, she immediately regained consciousness with no memory of the event. The same thing happened every time the area was…

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Readmill bites the dust

One of the consequences of Readmill shutting down is that I've lost track of my reading progress for any of the books I was reading along with my annotations. I am a victim of the ease of use of electronic books and book readers. Readmill does offer a way to export reading data. But machine readable XML and JSON formatted data is useless unless that data can be imported somewhere. These files are primarily for programmers. Export user info, followers,…

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