4.4 stars

feb 27 - interesting podcast on ways to deal with large amount of info, feeds, tweets in our lives, lots of ideas

  • "slaves of the feed"
  • "ever since there has been human species on the planet there's been too much information"
  • "I don't want 200 tweets about the same thing, I want one tweet saying that that thing is important"
  • "all of the information on twitter has a relationship"
  • "we really are just meme mutation machines, even before the internet"
  • "there's two kind of social: go out and have a cocktail, and being connected to people who share interests"
  • "I don't really do facebook but I have a facebook account because you're not really alive if you don't have one"
  • "it's a statistical sampling problem, not an I have to digest everything problem"
  • "ipad is going to save journalists, not newspapers"
  • "what people want is to have a lot of complexity simplified so they can get a handle on it"
  • "you buy a hammer to hammer nails, not to take out nails, that would be a feature"
  • "try to have less features than your competitors"

Notes on other podcasts:

Most of what I currently listen to is .NET related and quite a bit on technology in general and how it is impacting society. I listen to an occasional historical or philosophical podcast.

I record these notes as a way of extracting the gems and remember facts from these podcasts: phrases that ring true or new terms that I look up later. If you see someone walking around Berlin speaking short phrases into his cell phone every couple minutes, that's me.

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