infovore + knowledge   7

Children of Troy « Snarkmarket
"Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people - people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book." Both the letters described, and Robin's point, are beautiful.
libraries  books  learning  information  knowledge  robinsloan 
june 2011 by infovore
Septivium - Learn about everything
"Something like: Trying to create a reading list that gives the best introduction to everything. This may change." Phil is trying to collect the Good Books in many fields. It's an interesting project, for sure; it'll also be interesting to see how it pans out.
education  learning  reading  books  sharing  knowledge 
february 2009 by infovore
CKAN - Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network - Home
"CKAN is the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network, a registry of open knowledge packages and projects (and a few closed ones). CKAN is the place to search for open knowledge resources as well as register your own."
ckan  package  management  knowledge  data  open  source  information 
july 2008 by infovore
Portals - WSJ.com
"When you find new information, you get an opioid hit, and we are junkies for those. You might call us 'infovores.'" ... We are programmed for scarcity and can't dial back when something is abundant." So that explains it.
infovore  knowledge  learning  data  psychology  intelligence  informationoverload  via:blackbeltjones  addiction 
march 2008 by infovore
Understanding productivity in the Information Age - MIT Sloan Newsroom
"researchers found that information workers whose strong e-mail networks allow them to receive new information sooner than their peers...are likely to be more productive than their less well-connected counterparts"
information  informationwork  knowledge  economy 
january 2008 by infovore
Anil Dash: toread is tobehuman
"Toread represents the idea that we can be the sum of the knowledge of everyone who’s ever preceded us, that given enough time we can absorb the cumulative learnings of humanity."
toread  tagging  learning  reading  community  knowledge  information 
july 2007 by infovore
Preoccupations: Consilience
David's on fire. Consilience is a wonderful word; one of my watchwords for 2007, too.
ideas  play  consilience  knowledge 
january 2007 by infovore

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