Flotsam and jetsam (9/24)

The Evolution of Gollum (via Imgur)

Good Reads

  • Life’s Too Short for So Much E-mail: This month alone, I received more than 6,000 e-mails….I have no desire to respond to even a fraction of them. I can just picture my tombstone: Here lies Nick Bilton, who responded to thousands of e-mails a month. May he rest in peace.
  • Beyond the Brain: In the 1990s, scientists declared that schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses were pure brain disorders that would eventually yield to drugs. Now they are recognizing that social factors are among the causes, and must be part of the cure.
  • The Tyranny of Algorithms: Do we want a world where a software program picks the next pop-music star and legal systems run on opaque pieces of code?

Other Info

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  • How to Think about Gravity. This one is both educational and fun.

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2 Responses to “Flotsam and jetsam (9/24)”

  1. PGR September 25, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Better question: Should we abandon giving Frank Schaeffer any more public forums to parade his shrillness? Of all the thoughtful people who could have spoken about hell in a challenging way – he isn’t one. Driscoll did a nice job, for his part.

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