The Two Minute Bio: Paul Allen

Born in 1953 in Seattle, Washington, Paul Allen met fellow Lakeside School student and computer enthusiast Bill Gates when Allen was 14 and Gates was 12. Less than a decade later, in 1975, college drop-outs Allen and Gates founded Microsoft. Allen resigned after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in 1983, and today continues to pursue other business, … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Paul Allen

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How the internet enables intimacy

We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent's research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules. https://www.ted.com/talks/stefana_broadbent_how_the_internet_enables_intimacy

Reporting Crisis Via Texting

At TEDU 2009, Erik Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts following the 2008 elections, and has evolved to continue saving lives in other countries.   https://www.ted.com/talks/erik_hersman_on_reporting_crisis_via_texting

Life Quotes #18

Celebrated American author Herman Melville wrote 'Moby-Dick' and several other sea-adventure novels, before turning to poetry later in his literary career. Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. He worked as a crew member on several vessels beginning in 1839, his experiences spawning his successful early novels Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847). Subsequent books, including his … Continue reading Life Quotes #18

Life Quotes #15

American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, Henry David Thoreau was a New England Transcendentalist and author of the book Walden. Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. He began writing nature poetry in the 1840s, with poet Ralph Waldo Emerson as a mentor and friend. In 1845 he began his … Continue reading Life Quotes #15

Star Wars VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983) – Understanding The Audience

RATING: 4/5 DIRECTOR: Richard Marquand Return of the Jedi has the most fun with its story. Any person who you talk to about the film will no doubt bring up the Ewoks within a breath and say how they destroyed the film. Dare I say it, George Lucas knew how to capture an audience. Firstly take all the … Continue reading Star Wars VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983) – Understanding The Audience

The Two Minute Bio: Jeff Bezos

Entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bezos had an early love of computers and studied computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University. After graduation he worked on Wall Street, and in 1990 he became the youngest senior vice president at the investment firm D.E. … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jeff Bezos