Thursday, 29 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
If you spend as much time as I do worrying about the coming zombie apocalypse (and let’s face it, you’re reading GeekDad so in all likelihood it’s at least in the back of your mind), clear some space on your bookshelf beside Dr.Spock and pick up a copy of The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide To Fighting The Living Dead, by Roger Ma. Not only will you learn how to defend yourself against the shuffling menace, but Ma dedicates a chapter of his book to the critical topic of protecting your children during a zombie outbreak.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Today, information is an abundant commodity traveling around the world at lightning speed. (For example, the full translation of the code of Justinian is available for free here.) Many of us spend increasingly large amounts of our time trying to stanch or at least organize the rush of information. But it might also be useful to think about how this abundance of information can work to transform learning—the collective production of knowledge, and by extension, new solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Interesting speculative article on the evolution of knowledge sharing and its role in solving mankind's big problems
Monday, 19 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
This TED talk by a staff writer on the New Yorker is a perfect takedown of my sceptical bugbears: people who trust anecdotal evidence to support anti-science views; people who are intent on putting the brakes on scientific progress; and people who are so blind to evidence that they're content to let hundreds of thousands of people die.
Friday, 9 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
I missed this on Monday, but what a cracking idea: to hijack the real ads during C4's Comedy Gala, showing the brands/agencies as good sports. Of course, the mickey taking is on the gentle side but at least the GoCompare guy experienced some pain...
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Road safety videos are frequently grim affairs notable for either their gleeful goriness or preachy paternalism. This one rises above that sorry heap by pressing the right emotional buttons without any of the nasty stuff. I'd even dare say it's elegant.