Category Archives: quanta

Want to Teach Children? You Need a Little SOLE

Many people are familiar with DIY – “Do It Yourself.” There’s a whole industry focused on that, with TV shows like Ask This Old House and companies like Home Depot and Lowes. Thanks to the Internet, it looks like we … Continue reading

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No More Secrets

The 1992 movie Sneakers offered a recurring phrase: “no more secrets.” This was a key plot point in what the Internet Movie Database described as a “complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception … Continue reading

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“You Didn’t Build That” – The Key To Progress

Are we individuals who achieve great things on our own, or do we achieve progress collectively? This question is usually viewed as an either/or proposition, although I have suggested elsewhere that we are actually both individuals and members of collectives … Continue reading

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“The End” Is Past

Happy New Baktun! There’s been a bunch of hoopla lately about today being the end of the world. Supposedly, according to the Mayan calendar today is the end of a 5,125-year era. Some people took this to mean the world … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney, Quantum Politician

Today’s New York Times opinion section has a great column titled “A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney.”  Drawing on the recent comparison of Romney’s campaign strategies to an Etch-A-Sketch, David Javerbaum observes: The imagery may have been unfortunate, but Mr. … Continue reading

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100 Seconds on Why Everything Is Connected to Everything Else

Brain Pickings has an intriguing post with a video titled “Why Everything is Connected to Everything Else, Explained in 100 Seconds.” The speaker is “rockstar physicist” Brian Cox. While the clip was intriguing, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical … Continue reading

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Bottom-up in Rio

With events like the Arab Spring and OccupyWallStreet, it has almost become a cliche to talk about the empowering potential of technology. Such events have emerged largely thanks to our interconnected technology – most notably things like Facebook and Twitter. … Continue reading

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