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“The ninja editors at shoutingmat.ch have compiled a definitive list of the blogs that everyone’s reading. A separate elite division of parsing ninjas scours these blogs regularly to find out what all the blogging heads are linking to. Using our top-secret army of (robot”and, again, ninja) monkeys, we then determine what links are hot and publish them for you.”

Menu Bar Show and Tell
Check out this gallery of what Mac users have done with their menubars: “The Mac Menu Bar”the small strip of applications on the top right of your Mac”houses some of the coolest apps you can run on your system. They’re small, they’re sleek, and sometimes they’re absolute must-haves for staying productive on your Mac.”

Blogging is Dumb, Stupid and Successful
“Most blogs are dumb, even the successful ones. The ones about blogging. This isn’t because the writers of those blogs are dumb, they are very intelligent. It’s the readers, the ones who want to scan not to read, not to study, not to ingest. The ones who want another quick fix trick, before they have a chance to implement even the quick fix trick they just learned.”

The Paradox of Choice–Why More is Less
A video of Barry Schwartz given at Google TechTalks. Video has subtitles, so no need for headphones.


  • Zac

    gravatarOct 7, 2007
    3:01 am

    Chanpory, Thanks for the link to the Barry Schwarz video. Interesting topic. Excellent insight.

    I’m disappointed with the presentation format though. Wouldn’t you expect the folks at Google to have a lapel mic instead of a distracting stand mic? Also, couldn’t they figure out how to show the slides that made the audience giggle so much? I expected more polish from Google — not something that seemed like a local Rotary club luncheon meeting.

  • Chanpory

    gravatarOct 7, 2007
    9:52 pm

    Hey Zac, you’re welcome on the link. I also wished they’d include the actual slides. I suspect they want us to the buy the book using Google Checkout. ;-)

  • bulhaa

    gravatarOct 9, 2007
    5:32 am

    i agree with the blogging is dumb,stupid and successful bit.