A Patent Lie: How Yahoo Weaponized My Work →
When Yahoo first helped Andy Baio file his patents, he never knew they would be used to crush another person’s creativity, or so he says. While a friend of mine in patent law says that thinking is a bit naive, I’m confused how software patents still exist. As Baio says, “Software patents should be abolished, plain and simple, Software is already covered by copywriting, making...
Introducing the (iPhone) wallet killer. Geode is an iPhone case which, accompanied by an app, turns your credit cards into a single card - which can only be accessed by scanning your fingerprint using the iPhone case. (Goodness me the future is awesome!) Head on over to their Kickstarter page to learn more or to secure yours (for only $159!)
NPR retracts their Foxconn report with Mr. Daisey
Before this week’s links, I wanted to make sure to share this Wired article on This American Life’s retraction of their Foxconn report, which I shared on a previous Tuesday Ten. While NPR did their best to fact check, Mr. Daisey (the man who was interviewed) said: I stand by my work. My show is a theatrical piece whose goal is to create a human connection between our gorgeous devices...
Best of SXSW Links
Best promotions of SXSW 2012, as covered by Entrepreneur App to watch: Whit.li (as chosen by Lucia Mancuso, President of The Blog Studio) #HappyData: How Your Data Can Predict the Future (presented by Becky Wang) How To Read The World (Keynote) by Baratunde Thurston (Recap by Marcia Wade Talbert) David Berkowitz on “Why There Won’t Be Another Twitter at SXSW” App to...
Undercover Billionaire: Sara Blakely Joins The... →
It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s Sara Blakely! A great Forbes piece on how Sara built her empire. You know it’s good because the lede is, “Sara Blakely stands topless at a conference room table.” ;)
Trusting feelings when predicting future events:... →
Trust your gut. Research from Journal of Consumer research finds that higher trust in feelings may result in more accurate predictions about a variety of future events - From American Idol winners to the Dow Jones.
Jonah Lehrer on How to Be Creative →
How to be creative - And why “the creative type” is a myth. There’s been a good bit of content around brainstorming and creativity, but this WSJ piece by Jonah Lehrer (author of one of my favorite books, How We Decide) is one of my favorites. Lehrer writes about how creativity isn’t magic - or even a trait we can inherit. He even writes about drunk students solving 30% more...