Schlagwort-Archiv: Konzentration

Schreibk(r)ampf.

Anyone moderately familiar with the rigours of composition will not need to be told the story in detail; how he wrote and it seemed good; read and it seemed vile; corrected and tore up; cut out; put in; was in ecstasy; in despair; had his good nights and bad mornings; snatched at ideas and lost them; saw his book plain before him and it vanished;

Virginia Woolf: Orlando: A Biography

Vorablenksung.

I think my students are being entirely rational when they “distract” themselves in my class with their phones. They understand the world they are being prepared to enter much better than I do. In that world, I’m the distraction, not their phones or their social-media profiles or their networking. Yet for what I’m supposed to be doing — educating and cultivating young hearts and minds — the consequences are pretty dark.

Ron Srigley: I asked my students to turn in their cell phones and write about living without them.

Wordie Maker.

Dear Microsoft, why the hell did you think animating the cursor in Word would be a good idea?!

Literal fail.

Fail of the week: failing the wrong student.

Fernsweh.

There was a lull while Hackworth and Finkle-McGraw watched the little scenes; one of the hazards of living in a world filled with mediatrons was that conversations were always being interrupted in this way, and that explained why Atlantans tried to keep mediatronic commodities to a minimum.

Neal Stephenson: The Diamond Age

Makenager Problem.

When you're operating on the maker's schedule, meetings are a disaster.

Paul Graham: Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

Eigentum verpflichtet.

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.

European Commission - Press release IP/17/1784 (Brussels, 27 June 2017)

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