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To collect is a reward in itself

2019-01-25T07:14:58-04:00

There’s a tendency in all of us to gather useful stuff and feel good about it. To collect is a reward in itself. As knowledge workers, we’re inclined to look for the next groundbreaking thought, for intellectual stimulation: we pile up promising books and articles, and we store half the internet as bookmarks, just so we get

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Data Mining

2018-12-22T07:27:32-04:00

Data mining is the process of discovering patterns in large data sets involving methods at the intersection of machine learning, statistics, and database systems.[1] Data mining is an interdisciplinary subfield of computer science and statistics with an overall goal to extract information (with intelligent methods) from a data set and transform the information into a comprehensible structure for further use. The difference between data analysis and data

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The Kuleshov Fallacy | OUPblog

2018-12-05T05:32:04-04:00

The face has long been regarded as one of the major weapons in the arsenal of cinema—as a tool of characterization, a source of visual fascination, and not least, as a vehicle of emotional expression. — Read on blog.oup.com/

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Unread Books

2018-11-17T04:35:34-04:00

The sight of a book you’ve read can remind you of the many things you’ve already learned. The sight of a book you haven’t read can remind you that there are many things you’ve yet to learn. And the sight of a partially read book can remind you that reading is an activity that

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How the Index Card Cataloged the World

2018-11-15T13:43:17-04:00

Forty years ago, Michel Foucault observed in a footnote that, curiously, historians had neglected the invention of the index card. The book was Discipline and Punish, which explores the relationship between knowledge and power. The index card was a turning point, Foucault believed, in the relationship between power and technology. — Read on www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/12/how-the-index-card-catalogued-the-world/547271/

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Start your own social media site

2018-11-15T13:38:28-04:00

Don’t just ditch Facebook, start your own social media site instead https://t.co/hHoyqmsj28 — MIT Technology Review (@techreview) September 13, 2018

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