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Weekend Reading

June 5th, 2010 · No Comments

This week’s links:

  • What Motivates Us: Will Price discusses a Dan Plink talk. “After a certain level of income, we are no longer motivated by purely financial gain.”
  • The Coming Data Explosion: by Richard MacManus. “We don’t know yet which computing or Internet companies will be most successful over the next 5-10 years, but one thing is for sure. They’ll have to know how to process and make sense of massive quantities of data flowing through the Web – and do it in real-time.”
  • How Pixar Works: from Wired on the making of Toy Story 3. “At Pixar, a staff of writers, directors, animators, and technicians move from project to project. As a result, the studio has built a team of moviemakers who know and trust one another in ways unimaginable on most sets.”
  • Interview with Nicholas Carr: from 800-CEO-Read, on Carr’s new book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.” Says Carr: “Because the Web is displacing many other information and communications media and becoming what I call a universal medium, it’s having much farther reaching intellectual consequences than earlier media did.”
  • Is India in a Coma? by Mohan Murti in TheHindu (via Atanu Dey). “Europeans believe that Indian leaders in politics and business are so blissfully blinded by the new, sometimes ill-gotten, wealth and deceit that they are living in defiance, insolence and denial to comprehend that the day will come, sooner than later, when the have-nots would hit the streets.”

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