In his talk, Simon covers a concept about Starting with Why? - and he mentions "Crossing the Chasm", which is something that comes up often in the Drupal community. We say we can cross the chasm with training, or documentation, and I think those are good things to dial up. Ultimately, the members of the Drupal community have the "why" down, it's just a matter of showing the rest of the world.
While I haven't ever read Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, I recognize the book as a brand around the idea of these "sticky" concepts.
It was prohibited to use a camera inside the museum, so I recorded this one in the parking lot.
There was a big discussion last week on my local geeky mailing list that started because of a mention that local TV stations may stop broadcasting over-the-air for free.
From Yahoo News:
The recession has squeezed advertising further, forcing broadcasters to accelerate their push for new revenue to pay for programming.
The parent company of my old employers have hired a design firm to create a concept of an ideal electronic magazine reader.
I recently moved several gigabytes of audio podcast files off of my server into the cloud. Amazon S3 is a simple and cost-effective way to reliably and quickly distribute files like podcasts to a large audience.
Every time I happen to catch a few minutes of the nightly news, I kind of want to vomit. The scare tactics, the way they talk down to the audience, the insanely short clips, and the tons of other tricks that mainstream media uses to bolster ratings and viewership really grind my grindable parts.
I've been getting lots of good karma and feedback from people about my retweeting recipe using Yahoo Pipes. In truth, the tutorial can be a bit hard to swallow if you aren't familiar with pipes or a node-based editing system.
Xavier Vespa from Hyve Up has done an easy to follow, step-by-step version of a retweeting recipe based on the content of my original tutorial.
Mozilla Labs announced a new product called JetPack, which reminds me of the kinds of features you've seen in Adobe Air, Flock and Songbird, but the tool makes creating said features very simple.
If we're "Creatives", one of the things that helps define us as such is that we have not lost our ability to engage in play. This video has more on the subject: