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xkcd on Efficiency

Once again, xkcd captures an important truth: I wish I didn’t fall victim to this as often as I do. 

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Thirteen years

Still holding down this outpost on the web. My life and the world seem to have gotten more complex over that interval. When I started this, Facebook, Twitter, etc. did not exist. A few pioneers like Dave Winer seemed to have it well in hand and I felt as though I was late to the […]

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Knowledge is a sobering thing

I sometimes wonder whether the thing that scares people about knowledge and science is how it can make you feel small and insignificant. This image is a visualization of the newest knowledge about where we on Earth fit in the universe. They’re calling it “Laniakea.” It’s a very long way from when we thought that the Sun […]

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Twelve years at McGee’s Musings

Still here. Not so many posts here over the past twelve months. Working on making that change. When I started this, blogs were pretty much the only way to share your thinking. A lot more choices today, although of late the emphasis seems to have shifted more toward ‘sharing’ than ‘thinking’. Both make the world a […]

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Eleven Years and Counting at McGee’s Musings

Yesterday marked the eleventh anniversary of the first blog post on McGee’s Musings in 2001. In two weeks, we’ll practice the American version of democracy, choose a President, revolution will not occur regardless of who wins and, despite the rhetoric, life will go on. We (the U.S. and the rest of the planet) will still face a […]

Celebrating NASA’s Curiosity

I didn’t last until 1:30 EDT this morning, but this is still worth sharing An awesome accomplishment. Shows what is possible if you put in the work in math, science, and engineering classes.

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New Year, New Beginnings

Beginner’s Mind. Mindfulness. Reflective Practice. As the New Year gets underway, I’m juggling ideas on how to push forward on several fronts including McGee’s Musings. All have to do with rebalancing the mix of new thinking, ongoing learning, and drawing on experience. They also all have to do with variations on the notion of doing […]

Ten years at McGee’s Musings

Today marks the tenth year that I’ve been writing here. Like all things organic the pace ebbs and flows. Topics evolve and morph. Technologies appear and disappear. Over all this time, the reward that turns out to matter most is the opportunity to make and build relationships. This week brought an excellent example. I was […]

Collaborating Minds

Some details about what my partner in collaboration, David Friedman, and I have been up to lately. For the past few months, my colleague Jim McGee and I have been hard at work on a project we’ve named Collaborating Minds. It will be an online problem-solving community — with a unique membership recruiting strategy. The […]

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Misconceptions

  Misconceptions Wed, 05 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT Did you know that such a curious resource existed? Do you care? Are you willing to risk going up against any of these at your average cocktail party?

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