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arnold waldstein

It's all about carrying context forward.

And how well you build your networks.

A tool that incapsulates questions cleverly makes sense as long as it sits on top of the networks you've already built.

Networks, even Facebook, with primitive conversational structures are immensely powerful regardless of their immature community plumbing.

I wonder about Jelly and will give it a look and try.

Conceptually makes sense.

If it makes me rebuild and reshuffle my networks, its a non starter for me and the networks itself.

If it fits seamlessless as a layer within my network structure, I can see it working. It doesn't feel like this at first glance.

Thanks for the post.

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very inspiring and interested
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Bob Jacobson

Loved the post, but didn't resonate to Jelly, nor did it work magic for my net savvy colleagues. Most of the time, the photos provided by askers of questions related to the questions asked only in an aesthetic way, i.e., asking a question about something specific to San Francisco, but not depicting the thing itself, only appending a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge. This unnecessary embellishment made me appreciate the open-source Quora, as unwieldy as Quora can be. That's the problem with easy invention, mashups and the like: they're not innovations. They don't transform anything, only add complexity or redundancy to common situations.

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I don’t really know which people they are. But someone in my extended social network has likely experienced these white spots on their plants,

YourEssayHelper

I tried making this and I used lemon flavoring. When I ate it, it had not much flavor. Can you please help?

Jim V

I know this isn't the main focus of your post, but I try to solve garden issues the old fashioned way. Put the mold in a zip lock bag, seal it and take it to a local nursery. Someone there should be able to identify and suggest a course of treatment.

Save the meatspace!

Jonathan K.

Steve,
After alighting upon your riveting book at the Marin Library (I was born on Brooklyn ;) I am a now a big fan of your work. Appreciate the narrative style of your writing this compelling "page-turner". As a father of three girls, we probably have more than a bit in common, too. Ready for my challenge? let's join forces to leverage your tremendous work to achieving the mission of "Mobilizing Ideas for Global Transformation". My life's purpose is to bridge cultural divides, shift the conversation and energy to the benefit all humans; all this while working with my team of 14 to follow as many things related to Innovation as we can, like you and Biz. Thus far, we have risked much to launch, among other creations, the Innovation Atlas:@ www.cognitio.co/atlas.
Let's connect please and make some epic things happen. www.linkedin.com/in/bdarchitect

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I'm a father of three boys, husband of one wife, and author of nine books, host of one television series, and co-founder of three web sites. We split our time between Brooklyn, NY and Marin County, CA. Personal correspondence should go to sbeej68 at gmail dot com. If you're interested in having me speak at an event, drop a line to Wesley Neff at the Leigh Bureau (WesN at Leighbureau dot com.)

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  • Steven Johnson: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

    Steven Johnson: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
    A history of innovation accompanied by a 6-part TV series on PBS and the BBC, this was the first of my books to crack the top 5 on the NY Times bestseller list. Appropriately for a book that celebrates diverse networks, this was the most collaborative of any of my books. (Available from IndieBound here.)

  • Steven Johnson: Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

    Steven Johnson: Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age
    My first book-length attempt to organize my writings about emergence and networks into something resembling a political philosophy, which I called Peer Progressivism. (Available from IndieBound here.)

  • : Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

    Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
    An exploration of environments that lead to breakthrough innovation, in science, technology, business, and the arts. I conceived it as the closing book in a trilogy on innovative thinking, after Ghost Map and Invention. But in a way, it completes an investigation that runs through all the books, and laid the groundwork for How We Got To Now. (Available from IndieBound here.)

  • : The Invention of Air

    The Invention of Air
    The story of the British radical chemist Joseph Priestley, who ended up having a Zelig-like role in the American Revolution. My version of a founding fathers book, and a reminder that most of the Enlightenment was driven by open source ideals. (Available from IndieBound here.)

  • : The Ghost Map

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    The story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world. An idea book wrapped around a page-turner. I like to think of it as a sequel to Emergence if Emergence had been a disease thriller. You can see a trailer for the book here. (Available from IndieBound here.)

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    Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
    The title says it all. This one sparked a slightly insane international conversation about the state of pop culture -- and particularly games. There were more than a few dissenters, but the response was more positive than I had expected. And it got me on The Daily Show, which made it all worthwhile. (Available from IndieBound here.)

  • : Mind Wide Open : Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Mind Wide Open : Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
    My first best-seller, and the only book I've written in which I appear as a recurring character, subjecting myself to a battery of humiliating brain scans. The last chapter on Freud and the neuroscientific model of the mind is one of my personal favorites. (Available from IndieBound here.)

  • : Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

    Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
    The story of bottom-up intelligence, from slime mold to Slashdot. Most of my books sold more copies than this one, but Emergence has influenced the most eclectic mix of fields: political campaigns, web business models, urban planning, the war on terror. (Available from IndieBound here.)

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    Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate
    My first. The book I wrote instead of finishing my dissertation, predicting the growing cultural significance of interface and information design. Still relevant, I think. But I haven't read it in a while, so who knows what's in there! (Available from IndieBound here.)

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