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Computer Chronicles : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
"Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers."
computers  history  news  journalism  1980s  1990s  2000s  television  personal  technology  sts 
january 2017 by tsuomela
PLOS ONE: openSNP–A Crowdsourced Web Resource for Personal Genomics
Genome-Wide Association Studies are widely used to correlate phenotypic traits with genetic variants. These studies usually compare the genetic variation between two groups to single out certain Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) that are linked to a phenotypic variation in one of the groups. However, it is necessary to have a large enough sample size to find statistically significant correlations. Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) genetic testing can supply additional data: DTC-companies offer the analysis of a large amount of SNPs for an individual at low cost without the need to consult a physician or geneticist. Over 100,000 people have already been genotyped through Direct-To-Consumer genetic testing companies. However, this data is not public for a variety of reasons and thus cannot be used in research. It seems reasonable to create a central open data repository for such data. Here we present the web platform openSNP, an open database which allows participants of Direct-To-Consumer genetic testing to publish their genetic data at no cost along with phenotypic information. Through this crowdsourced effort of collecting genetic and phenotypic information, openSNP has become a resource for a wide area of studies, including Genome-Wide Association Studies. openSNP is hosted at, and the code is released under MIT-license at
genetics  crowdsourcing  big-data  personal  privacy 
march 2014 by tsuomela
Raw Personal Data: Providing Access
"Heated debates on responsibilities in biomedical research currently focus on the end of the data and information pipeline: They revolve around issues of returning results to participants and patients. Although these debates are timely, they miss a crucial point at the beginning of the pipeline: the question of whether sample donors are able to access the raw data derived directly from their stored sample. The U.S. Presidential Commission recently reviewed 32 reports from the United States and worldwide on returning of findings in diverse contexts; it is striking that access to raw data by participants was not addressed in any of them."
research  ethics  data  participation  medicine  health  personal  biological-sciences 
january 2014 by tsuomela
Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: The Internet of the Dead
"Something has to be done. As Charlie pointed out to me, by 2050 more than half of the Internet’s users will be dead – that is, of all the accounts ever created by Internet users, more than half will have been created by people who have since died. We don’t have the norms, the laws, the software or the markets to deal with this data. Perhaps the Internet Archive will offer to manage peoples’ digital memorials in exchange for long-term deposits of personal hard-drives, not to be disclosed to the public for 100 years. It would be a billion bids for digital immortality stuck in online deep-freezes like preserved heads awaiting medical breakthroughs."
internet  norms  death  mortality  archives  personal 
november 2012 by tsuomela
Personal Archiving —
"This site exists to document developments in the field of personal archiving, and to support a broad community practitioners working to ensure long term access for various personal collections and archives."
personal  archives  conference 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Personal Informatics
"Personal informatics is a class of tools that help people collect personally relevant information for the purpose of self-reflection and self-monitoring. These tools help people gain self-knowledge about one's behaviors, habits, and thoughts. It goes by other names such as living by numbers, personal analytics, quantified self, and self-tracking.

This site is a resource for all things related to personal informatics. "
informatics  personal  quantified-self  tools  research 
april 2012 by tsuomela
The Cloud's My-Mom-Cleaned-My-Room Problem - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
The more I think about it, the more I think the cloud may portend the rise of a new kind of experience: parental computing. It will mean the end of personal computing, which itself evolved out of the vastly different computing paradigm that preceded it.
computing  personal  technology  cloud  parent  social-media  surveillance  privacy 
october 2011 by tsuomela
The Cloud's My-Mom-Cleaned-My-Room Problem - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
The more I think about it, the more I think the cloud may portend the rise of a new kind of experience: parental computing. It will mean the end of personal computing, which itself evolved out of the vastly different computing paradigm that preceded it.
computing  personal  technology  parent  privacy  surveillance  cloud  social-media 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Identity: how little we actually change over time
"I think these images are fascinating, because they support the experience I’ve made through biography writing, namely how little people actually change over time. They have an identity (from ‘identidem’: repeatedly, continually, constantly). In spite of many attempts in the humanities and social sciences over the last dacades to deconstruct the notion of individual identity, people usually remain the same over decades."
identity  history  personal  personality  time  photography 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Subjective Validation « You Are Not So Smart
The tendency to believe vague statements designed to appeal to just about anyone is called the Forer Effect, and psychologists point to this phenomenon to explain why people fall for pseudoscience like biorhythms, iridology and phrenology or mysticism like astrology, numerology and tarot cards.

The Forer Effect is part of larger phenomenon psychologists refer to as subjective validation, which is a fancy way of saying you are far more vulnerable to suggestion when the subject of the conversation is you.
psychology  belief  bias  cognition  personality  horoscope  cold-reading  deceit  deception  validation  subjectivity  personal  persuasion 
july 2010 by tsuomela
A Path with Heart (MPR discussion ... continued) | No Map. No Guide. No Limits.
life is short. If you’re pretty happy where you are, and the risks of changing seem high, it’s probably not worth it. But if your heart leaps at the idea of the new venture, and you feel an energy you haven’t felt in years … or if you know, without a doubt, that where you are is draining your heart and soul … then making the leap, hard and challenging as it might prove to be, might be the best thing you ever did.
risk  rewards  personal 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Excess capacity is a good thing - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
My take on information overload and general "personal effectiveness" has always been to start with the individual and then look out to the system.
knowledge-management  knowledge-work  pkm  information-overload  capacity  personal  gtd 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Harold Jarche » Effective knowledge sharing
We should move away from central digital information repositories (KM, Doc Mgt, LCMS, etc.). I’m not advocating tearing down any existing IT infrastructure
knowledge-management  sensemaking  personal  learning  pkm 
may 2009 by tsuomela
The Online Photographer: The Trough of No Value
The problem is that many kinds of objects go through a period in their potential lifespans when they don't "pencil out"—they're not worth keeping or preserving because they're not worth any money.
archive  value  time  history  personal  temporal 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Digital Lives :: Conference Introduction
A central question of this conference is how can repositories – national, regional and local - help academics and all people whose lives are becoming increasingly digital, to secure, preserve and organise their personal digital archives for themselves and for their families.
digital  archive  personal  conference  2009 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Digital Lives :: Main
The Digital Lives Research Project is designed to provide a major pathfinding study of personal digital collections.
digital  preservation  archive  personal 
february 2009 by tsuomela » The Household as Commons
In The Household, he [Robert Ellickson] now turns his attention to the ways in which we informally manage the cooking, cleaning, finances and other tasks needed to operate a household. I like the name that Ellickson gives for this universe of norms – “homeways.”
norms  behavior  personal  community  commons  psychology  rule-making 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - O'Reilly Radar
O'Reilly principles 1. Work on something that matters to you more than money 2. Create more value than you capture 3. Take the long view.
philosophy  personal  principles  life  lifestyle  by(TimOReilly) 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Here Comes Everybody » Blog Archive » FrenchPod is a PLS
Personalized Learning System, or PLS. The PLS has one obsessive objective: to allow the user in every way possible to fit the learning around her own needs (rather than forcing her to conform to some outside requirements).
learning  technology  personal 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Half an Hour: How Do You Know?
how we know is irreducibly personal.
What does that mean? Well, part of what it means is that when we are actually making decisions, we do not in fact consult principles, best practices, statistics or measurements. Indeed, it is even with some effort that
education  knowledge  learning  philosophy  pedagogy  persuasion  rhetoric  personal 
june 2007 by tsuomela
Main Page - LTCWiki
(Learning Technologies Centre, University of Manitoba) put together a wiki of New Technologies for Teaching and Learning.
education  online  technology  learning  personal  tools 
march 2007 by tsuomela
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