One last day in Vienna before flying out tomorrow morning. Time to get out and see the city for a bit before spending tomorrow cramped on a plane.
A Backup System. Antonio Carusone details the backup system he uses for data. It’s a combination of Dropbox, iDisk, Backblaze, and a RAID drive setup. Comes with a slick graphic as well.
On the Front Lines, In the Trenches. How selling glassware for $9.99 actually makes you a better designer as well. The easier it is for everyone to jump in and interact with users the better your product will be.
What’s the New Narrative in the Education Revolution?. An interview with Will Richardson about changing education. Schools should be re-geared to be more about learning and helping students get content on their own. Teachers should become co-learners, supporters, and mentors.
Ian Beck recently wrote about what blogging is (and what it is not). Perhaps my favorite quote:
Blogging is not giving a damn about whether people visit your site, and publishing for the sake of creating something interesting, public, and potentially useful for others.
That’s why content comes first. Without compelling content and quality writing a blog is far less likely to gain a following. Combine both of those features and you may end up with a blog that allows you to go full-time.
Reminds me a bit of Matt’s recent essay, which makes the point that a blog is where you go when you want flexibility and control in crafting your words and ideas.
Daniel Jalkut’s idea of a dedicated site for teaching the basics of blogging is a very interesting idea. It could go a long way toward helping people publish effectively on the web.
What Technology Values. The claim that technology is value-neutral overlooks its role as a central component of human society. The reality of technology is that value decisions lie behind every product and it is these values that help form social clusters around technologies.
Velocity. A very beautiful essay from Frank Chimero.