The sub-prime crisis in graphics

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After the video (and not so serious) version, the BBC's graphical explanation for the sub-prime crisis. Finally I start to understand what's all about, and the possible consequences still to come.

The paradox of choice

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Via Daring Fireball, another great presentation from TED, by Barry Schwartz:

Barry Schwartz studies the relationship between economics and psychology, delivering startling insights into modern life. His latest book, The Paradox of Choice, argues that the abundance of choice in today’s western world leads not to happiness but psychological distress.

So, if you 20 minutos to spare, watch it:

Catching the blog

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I often ask myself the following question:

Which blogs should one read to be most up to date, i.e., to quickly know about important stories that propagate over the blogosphere?

My daily blog list is based on my interests, blog ranking sites, search engines and personal recommendations, and I'm pretty pleased with it. But sometimes, stories just get by, undetected by the radar. But now there is a new (and better) way to know which blogs to watch for.


Network neutrality III

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The battle has began.

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  • How creativity is being strangled by the law

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    A great TED Talk from Lawrence Lessig (aka Larry Lessig), on how the fundamentals of law are not ready to coupe with the present process of generating culture, the phenomena known as user generated content. It's a very elegant presentation of "3 examples and one argument".

    I'm a great fan of Lawrence's work, read some of his books, praise him for the creation of the creative commons license, and love the way he does presentations (with the slides synchronized with the speech).