mercredi 20 février 2008


Le Mini-blog (sur le coté) est en panne alors voici quelques liens (mode tumblelog) :

John Gruber sur le MacBook Air :
The key to understanding the appeal of the Air is that you’ve got to stop thinking about technical specs as the primary factors. Here’s an analogy: the MacBook Air is like a sporty convertible coupe. You buy one not for practical reasons, but because it is satisfying to own something beautiful and clever and fun.

Six principles to making new things :
I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly.

Top 5 Ways to Hack the Surface of the Earth
If we can hack Wiis and iPods and old Segas, make garage door openers into mobile phones and cause elevators to run backwards -- or turn upside-down, or do whatever it is that elevator hacks are supposed to do -- then could we also hack the surface of the earth? Could we hack geology? Could we use plate tectonics to re-direct whole island chains, color rocks, print cities out of magma, and build mountains where mountains have no right to be?

Extrema is a powerful visualization and data analysis tool that enables researchers to quickly distill their large, complex data sets into meaningful information.

Asleep beneath the northern lights : aurores boréales...