Monday, October 25, 2010

Miscellaneous Tidbits

If you've ever wondered why Facebook doesn't show you updates for all your friends, this is the article to read.

Just read an excellent MinnPost interview with Tom Fisher, dean of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture and Design. It was a tonic for me and my tendency to get a bit depressed about the perceived devolution of our society:

"We live in an incredibly exciting time," he tells me. "We're at the cusp of a renaissance, but we don't know it yet." Old hierarchies and compartments are breaking down, he says, and we're discovering that everything is related to everything else. The world, he says, is less like a conventional machine than like an ecosystem — or like the Internet, made up of infinite connections. Innovation is something that's bound to happen, he says, as long as we come to terms with the flaws in our past thinking.
An excellent read, especially in conjunction with today's Midmorning program topic: Is America Really in Decline?

1 comment:

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

RE: Facebook, this comes under the category of things you don't know you don't know!