April 2007

Gizmo – a movie about crazy inventors and inventions, currently available online

EXKATE- Electric Skateboards and Powerboards – higher-performance than most…higher cost too.

bookofjoe: BehindTheMedspeak: The higher the ceiling, the better you think – 10-ft ceilings produced more creative ideas than 8-ft ceilings

Tim Ferris Interview – Part I – “In 2004, I was working 80-hour weeks in Silicon Valley as the CEO of my own start-up, and I realized that income had no practical value without time.”

Desks4Computers: Prota-6 Height Adjustable Glass Top Desk – pretty slick, sit+stand+type+draw

How to live on $1 a day. – By Tim Harford – Slate Magazine – “In 1981, 40 percent of the world’s people lived on less than $1 a day, according to Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion of the World Bank. The figure plummeted to 21 percent by 2001 and may be as low 15…more

How to live on $1 a day. – By Tim Harford – Slate Magazine – it’s counted differently than I thought…”In other words, a Kenyan farmer might have 50 cents a day to spend but still not count as “very poor” because 50 cents in Kenya buys more than $1 would in the United States….more

bookofjoe: Philip Johnson’s Iconic Glass House To Open to Visitors Next Monday – one of my favorite houses…

Amazon is letting third-party companies use their shipping and distribution network – amazing–Amazon’s infrastructure is amazing and they’ve nailed the shipping problem; can’t wait to use this network for my own products!

Like video, but without the picture

At [Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day](http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=485) yesterday, a radio reporter was asking kids if they wanted to do an interview with him. Apparently some kids expressed confusion about what radio was. His pitch? “It’s like video, but without the picture. There’s only sound.” I guess for a generation raised entirely on video…more