Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Two For Tuesday 1/06/08

1. Daily Lit: Read Books by Email (or RSS)
If you spend hours each day reading your email, but find it hard to find the time to read a book, Daily Lit is for you. Daily Lit will deliver an email to you each day with an installment from your chosen book. They have over 1000 free titles available, including many classics like Crime and Punishment and The Count of Monte Cristo. You decide when and how often you want your installments delivered and Daily Lit does the rest.

2. John Maeda: My journey in design, from tofu to RISD

In this video John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), talks about connections between technology and design. He tells the story of his path from working in his family tofu business, to MIT and then to RISD. He explains, "The problem isn't making the world more technological, it is how to make the technology more humane."

...One more for fun, try typing "find Chuck Norris" into the Google search page and then clicking "I'm feeling lucky."

1 comment:

Jay said...

Great TED video. I recently "rediscovered" these on iTunes and have been watching them during my Metro commute to and from school. They so often get me energized to teach each day, and re-energize me after really rough days.