Listography: life in lists

Create your personal database of lists: autobiographical lists, to-do lists, catalogues, wishlists, top tens, and more. Try the list topic generator. There once was also a "OnMyList"website, that I have tried one or two times. I made some listst there, but then I forgot about it. However, this is a new website with lists […]

Time Tracking

Computers make us more productive, at least when we use the computer simply as a tool for realizing your ideas. When I have the  1% inspiration, my computer will do the 99% perspiration, which allows me to have some more inspiration or enjoying some free time.And there I hit the problem: will I use the […]

Live Matrix – a TV Guide for The Web

Live Matrix is a new project by Sanjay Reddy and Nova Spivack. Spivack was the man behind Twine, a semantic bookmarking service, that was sold recently to Evri. Live Matrix will organize anything taking place on the web. Audiocasts, auctions, chats, MMO games, etc. According to TechCrunch they’re up to 80,000 scheduled events every week, […]

Playing to Learn

I found this accidently; it is a Prezi presentation about a theory of learning. Playing to Learn? on Prezi The theory is interesting (although not entirely new), but the presentation itself is a good sample of the possibilities of Prezi. Academy: Prezi Workflow in 15 minutes on Prezi

Tales of Everything

Wouldn’t it be great to link any object that direct to a ‘video memory’ or an article of text describing its history or background? Tales of Things allows just that with a quick and easy way to link any media to any object via small printable tags known as QR codes. “Tales of Evertyting” is […]

Digital Urban Booklet

I’m a fan of the Digital Urban blog. I wrote earlier about it, and I tried  – inspired by their tutorials – to make an Urban Movie myself, that is, let’s admit it, not worth being mentioned. Now they have made available their booklet “Digital Geography – Geographic Visualisation for Urban Environments“, written by Andrew […]


Flashcards! A great system for learning, especially “cramming” or “drilling”, to memorize facts by way of spaced repetition. For more information on flashcards visit this great website with learning skill handouts; I mentioned it earlier. Of course, you can use old-fashioned treeware-flashcards, but software is better and usually offers some extra features, like storing your […]

Research, Share, Collaborate with Diigo

A new tool for social bookmarking and sharing the information you find on the Web: Diigo. It promises to offer a lot of tools to archive everything you find interesting enough to remember. And to annotate: you can highlight and add sticky notes to websites. More Diigo-videos at Vimeo: Is Diigo better than other services, […]

Microsoft’s Vision For 2019

I think 2019 is still in the very far future. So I hope the Multitouch Screen will be implemented in society much earlier. Possible applications are education, work, tourism, but, although the technology is available since 2008 with Microaoft’s Surface Table, a lot of experimentation has to be done before people know how to work […]

Social Network Suicide

It has got already so much publicity, but still: it is an interesting idea: the web 2.0 suicide machine. Feel free like a real bird again and untwitter yourself. “Unfriend” has been chosen word of the year in the New Oxford American Dictionary and in The Netherlands the Dutch equivalent “ontvrienden” was the most popular […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.