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Hacker Culture Becoming Mainstream?

Originally posted on Sociological Reasoning:
While writing review of two books: The Mastermind and Bad Blood, I noticed that organizations described in them consciously employed hacking as main ways to solve problems. In the case of the Mastermind, the entire enterprise where Paul le Roux built was centered around hack culture. He figured out various… Continue reading

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Division and Commonality…

Originally posted on Words Mean Stuff:
Many years ago some camp counselors and psychology types conducted an experiment… The camp residents included a group of “jock” kids, rough and tumble sports types, and a group of “math camp” kids, more brains than brawn and not necessarily as vocal. The researchers put a mixture of both… Continue reading

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So unsexy

Originally posted on The Powerhouse Playbook:
The last thing I want to do with the last 15 minutes of the day is put together a blog post. In fact, I’m so tired that I’m pretty sure if I try to write past midnight, my brain will turn into a pumpkin. But doing work that matters… Continue reading

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We British love our specialist interest groups

Originally posted on Lightwater:
Perhaps I should join the Surrey Industrial History Group, as I seem to be attending all of their 43rd evening lecture series this year. Too lazy to complete the application form, probably. This week’s lecture was Paper and Making it by Machine by Phil Crockett, Treasurer of the British Association of… Continue reading

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Introduction ;-))

Originally posted on “Smells Like Old Houses” In Use – since 1782:
This is a book about the technique of writing a bestseller – a great popular novel. It is also about the reason why certain novels become bestsellers. It is also about the part which books play in our lives, because without understanding… Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Social Anxiety and Putting Myself Out There

Originally posted on Serendipity & Such:
I wanted to be a social butterfly, but I was honestly more of a social moth. By nature, I’ve never really been a fan of people. I don’t want to say I ‘dislike’ or ‘hate’ people, but I’m definitely an introvert that values my solitude. It’s funny to say… Continue reading

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Marcuse and ‘Technological Rationality’

Originally posted on The Junction:
As we move into an era of unchartered technological growth, it is helpful to revisit the theoretical framework of Herbert Marcuse, who posits that?any debates around the organisation of technical resources must be prefaced with an acceptance that technology is simply the tool of ideology, whether established or revolutionary.? Born… Continue reading

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I’ve been a bit lost.

Originally posted on What Would Josie Do:
It’s the 17th January. That marks 4 months of travelling and the last 3 weeks in Australia and oh my, I’ve been lording it. No more backpacks, cold showers and hostels. I have the most generous family looking after me; belly laughing evenings of delicious food, scrumptious cocktails… Continue reading

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Culture is a comforting companion

Originally posted on Reflections:
Yesterday, I met a friend in Mumbai, who I had met when I was living in Washington, DC. I had met her at one of the professional networking events, we hung out briefly and then remained Facebook friends. For past few years, she has been living in Middle-East and Asia. So… Continue reading

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