Saturday, November 27, 2010

Give Me Something To Read (easy to remember), is a great little website: the text version of "TED Talks" - another website everyone who wants the Internet to actually make them smarter, should have on their feed, or as their default page.  The topics are varied, chosen from reader submissions, some of the articles are longer - more than a blog post - remember back when we read magazines, and had attention spans?  And it's always worth reading - either thought provoking, or compelling, or sometimes even just charming.

Anyway, they have a "Best of 2010" special up, and if you're looking for some great articles, give it a try.

The articles I'm planning to read this week?

"What Makes a Great Teacher?"
"Can You Disappear in Surveillance Britain?" (relevant to Korea, too, where CCTVs have been put up over nearly every intersection over the last half-year)
"What Happened When I Went Undercover at a Christian Gay-to-Straight Conversion Camp"
"Secret of AA: We Don't Know How It Works"
"The Brain that Changed Everything" - how memory works

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Extremely cool. I'll RSS it.

I try to share cool books too, and hopefully that means Evergreen content. People check out 21tiger (my non-fiction review site) not because they like ME, but hopefully they read the articles and find it interesting and thought-provoking.