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The illustration makes me giggle though. I like that.

1 year, 7 months ago on Innovation is fueled more by boredom than curiosity

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A fundamental misunderstanding of innovation.

You look out at the world as a 20-something or a 30-something, and see these "trends." In reality, you see your friends complaining.  The conclusion: people get bored, and then they become innovative (just a wild guess, do you live in Brooklyn???).

All of your examples are in the last decade, too. Did innovation cease to exist before that? Did Larry and Sergey get bored of internet search, and so they invented Page Rank? No. Did Ford get bored of how automobiles were manufactured and invent the assembly line concept? No.

These are just a number of poorly thought out examples that come to my mind with little effort that strongly question your hypothesis. Try looking in a book, assuming you get paid to do this. 

1 year, 7 months ago on Innovation is fueled more by boredom than curiosity

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 @paulcarr  @davidryal Is this guy okay? He seems to be stuck on some sort of loop. Maybe you should meet with him. 

2 years, 2 months ago on Don’t Want to Be Mistaken for a Prostitute? Don’t Get into Samsung’s Creepy Limo

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 @LimitedGovt Besides the difficult to follow grammar, I'm not sure the point of your post. You really don't need to come in here waving your obnoxious comments around insulting the author. 

 

"We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers," is exactly what Newhouse meant to say-- BUT with the added context that he thinks a lot of fact checkers carry their own bias. This is at least partially true. 

 

However, it doesn't fundamentally change Newhouse's point. He was saying it as a defense of previous Romney attack ads. It shows a willingness to discredit fact checkers as a whole,  or when convenient. 

 

I don't see anything misleading by the author, if you think about it. 

 

 

 

2 years, 2 months ago on Social Media’s Quick-Twitch Honesty Shows We Hardly Care About the Truth

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If I could make a bold claim: the most powerful and interesting systems of today, and the near future will always involve leveraging people to create content. There is not a single algorithm in this world that can emulate *creative* human behavior effectively and at scale.

 

There will be programs that enhance creativity, but not generate it at a human level. It's not a matter of how much data you throw at a system. The act of creativity is something that's built into every single human, and it's been 4 billion years of evolution that have laid the groundwork. To think we could have solved it in 50 years, well, ha!

2 years, 2 months ago on Big Data Be Damned, The Web Still Needs a Human Touch

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Harvest Automation is unbelievably cool. I wouldn't be surprised to see agricultural robots take off in the next 10-20 years. Although, battery life is almost certainly going to be an issue with any robots in the near term. 

 

Also, RIP pandolist :(  ... this was the best weekly column. 

2 years, 3 months ago on PandoList: Meet the Companies Behind the Robot Uprising

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WHAT? NO! My favorite part of pando daily!

 

Damnit. 

2 years, 3 months ago on A Sad Goodbye to the PandoList and Amanda Schwab

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Richard Goold's super power -- automatic instant upgrades for all airlines...MEDIOCRE?!?!? Superman wishes he had that power. 

2 years, 3 months ago on PandoList: Mad Scientists

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The dude who makes Fruit Ninja is AUSTRALIAN??? Cool.

 

I haven't learned this much about Australians since flight of the conchords (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2gii2nenUg).

2 years, 4 months ago on PandoList: Australian Entrepreneurs

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 @AssassinX But AssassinX, how else can you show your superiority on the internet with so little effort? Make reasoned arguments?!?!? WHAT ARE YOU MAD?

2 years, 4 months ago on Why Google’s Sparrow Acquisition Just Ruined My Morning

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Another great list as usual. 1 mild request- is there a way you could have an intro paragraph about the list choice, why you did it, and where you found everyone? Without the context, sometimes it feels a little like "wham bam, thank you ma'am."

2 years, 4 months ago on PandoList: Money-making Companies You Don’t Know in Silicon Valley

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After watching Brad Shellhammer's video, I'm none the wiser on his business ventures -- but his Tin Man comment... priceless. 

 

He's a funny guy, and it's a great video. 

2 years, 5 months ago on PandoList: High Tech Fashionistas

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 (http://www.ustream.tv/launch for any interested parties)

 

 

2 years, 5 months ago on PandoList: Top 5 Innovative Kid-Centric Startups

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This is a great breakdown of startups doing kid-centric things!

 

Pandodaily should do more of these, it's really encouraging to see people working on these projects. All the founders seem to be genuinely interested in helping kids learn. It's really endearing. 

 

What conference was this? I know it was mentioned, but I can't seem to find it again.

2 years, 5 months ago on PandoList: Top 5 Innovative Kid-Centric Startups

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I don't understand how this company got so much press, and each article said absolutely nothing different or substantial. It might as well be "look at the video, they say they're awesome." They must be well connected in the valley to get so much from so little.

2 years, 6 months ago on Leap Pushing the Interaction Market Forward, Launching Later This Year

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This article seems like it was written by someone young and a bit naive. Sexism, like racism and any other ism, is a shapeshifter. It's difficult to identify, and much more difficult to eliminate. The call to stop talking about it is probably the worst thing you can do. Communication is the only way to flesh out these societal issues. You're tired of boring articles about the topic, like your own, deal with it. It just seems like you missed the point.

2 years, 6 months ago on It’s Time to Stop Talking About Women in Tech

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I think you nailed it with this article - "We are, perhaps sadly, willing to sacrifice a lot — privacy, data, even, in this case, a small shred of dignity, in order to keep our content free."

2 years, 7 months ago on Solve Media’s Captcha Ads are the Tip of the ‘Brand Washing’ Iceberg

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