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The Slow Web – Jack Cheng
"Timely not real-time. Rhythm not random. Moderation not excess. Knowledge not information. These are a few of the many characteristics of the Slow Web. It’s not so much a checklist as a feeling, one of being at greater ease with the web-enabled products and services in our lives."
online  internet  behavior  speed  slow-web  contemplation 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Definitions and Standards : Uncertain Principles
The image most people have of physical standards would have both the meter and the second tied to some sort of physical reference, with the speed of light determined in terms of those two standards. And, in fact, that's how things used to be-- if you look at the history of the definition of the meter, you see that it was tied to a physical standard until 1983. So why the change?

The reason for the change is basically that we can do a much better job of measuring time than position, thanks to spectroscopic techniques developed in the 1940's.
history  science  measurement  metrology  definition  standard  sts  speed  light  physics 
december 2010 by tsuomela
The art of slow reading | Books | The Guardian
"If you want the deep experience of a book, if you want to internalise it, to mix an author's ideas with your own and make it a more personal experience, you have to read it slowly," says Ottawa-based John Miedema, author of Slow Reading
reading  speed  technology  technology-effects  books  internet  education  literature  attention  psychology 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Ellison Webderland: The 3 Most Important Things in Life
A short essay by Harlan Ellison. The 3 things are sex, violence, and labor relations. The section on violence is a good example of the suddenness of violence and the dramatic difference between movie and real violence.
violence  essay  memory  speed  humor  ellison  harlan  art  movies  sex 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Between Cell Phones And Higher Speed Limits, 25,000 Deaths And $1 Trillion Lost On US Roads? » INFRASTRUCTURIST
Why are we so reluctant to regulate driving with cell phones or lower speed limits despite clear statistical evidence that the number of deaths caused by these items is significant?
transportation  risk  perception  cellphone  speed  automobile  death  statistics  probability  freedom 
july 2009 by tsuomela

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