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Designing a Better Workspace

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Sustainable Urban Planning

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New Ideas In Game Design

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New Raleigh

Today we announced the end of publishing New Raleigh.  About 7 years ago, I had the overwhelming urge to capture the momentum of the city.  I felt like what was out there wasn't capturing any of the truly unique things happening and they had no discrimination about what they wrote about.  Our focus with New Raleigh was on being critical, discriminating and exposing the best and worst of the budding downtown.  We did that 10 fold - it was wonderfully exhilarating .  We honed our strategy and built an audience. Almost a year before launch I thought of the name/found the domain name.  And on Halloween night I pitched it to Mark Kuykendall and Chad Evans.  I wanted to expose the poor development practices happening downtown and I wanted to highlight all of the cool things that weren't part of Glenwood South.  I remember very early- 6 months before we launched- I told local PR guru...

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Scott Rafer’s Blog : Gilt Groupe, Groupon, and avoiding SEO

One of the reasons that the merchants can offer lower prices via these services is that the prices will not appear in Google searches and therefore difficult to include in comparison shopping systems.Unless you’re Google, efficient pricing is the antithesis of profit. Instant, free, ubiquitous, constant, direct comparisons to the competition drives prices towards marginal cost i.e. profit = zero quickly. To escape this race to the bottom, information inefficiency must exist. Before the internet became ubiquitous, information inefficiency was the natural state in which society existed. Now it must be manufactured. via Scott Rafer's Blog : Gilt Groupe, Groupon, and avoiding SEO....

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NSFW: I Admit It, The iPad Is A Kindle Killer. I Just Wish It Weren’t Going To Kill Reading Too

The people who will spout bullshit like “I read on screen all day” when what they really mean is “I read the first three paragraphs of the New York Times article I saw linked on Twitter before retweeting it; and then I repeat that process for the next eight hours while pretending to work.” That’s reading in the way that rubbing against women on the subway is sex. via NSFW: I Admit It, The iPad Is A Kindle Killer. I Just Wish It Weren’t Going To Kill Reading Too....

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Edward Tufte Joins Obama Administration

Edward Tufte, Appointee for Member, Recovery Independent Advisory Panel Edward Tufte is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, Visual Explanations, and Beautiful Evidence, which have received 40 awards for content and design. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Society for Technical Communication, and the American Statistical Association. He received his PhD in political Science from Yale University and BS and MS in statistics from Stanford University. via Ask E.T.: Edward Tufte Presidential Appointment....

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