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  • david shared from PROBLEMS WITH SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: How science goes wrong in the Leaders section of The Economist - UK Edition by The Economist
    A rule of thumb among biotechnology venture-capitalists is that half of published research cannot be replicated.
    Note: #science2.0
  • david shared from a Personal Document
    More Israeli companies are listed on the NASDAQ than from all European companies combined.
    Note: #da13innov
  • david shared from Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age by Ann M. Blair
    Sacchini represented a traditional pedagogical position, by emphasizing memorization, copying out, and reading a narrow canon of books thoroughly, while Drexel addressed the interests of a more voracious and “extensive” reader, by minimizing memorization and copying out in favor of multiple notebooks and written aids to retrieval.
    Note: notetaking as augmented memory!
  • david shared from Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age by Ann M. Blair
    TOWARD A HISTORY OF NOTE-TAKING
    Note: best chapter title ever? at least for my taste
  • david shared from Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age by Steven Johnson
    Most non-pilots think of modern planes as possessing two primary modes: “autopilot,” during which the computers are effectively flying the plane, and “manual,” during which humans are in charge. But fly-by-wire is a more subtle innovation. Sullenberger was in command of the aircraft as he steered it toward the Hudson, but the fly-by-wire system was silently working alongside him throughout, setting the boundaries or optimal targets for his actions. That extraordinary landing was a kind of duet between a single human being at the helm of the aircraft and the embedded knowledge of the thousands...
    Note: augmented piloting