Eyewitness Accounts of the 1906 Earthquake…

In his post of the 7 stories to read this weekend, Om Malik gave a shout out to Jack London: The story of an eye witness: Jack London, a San Francisco writer, wrote about the 1906 earthquake that almost destroyed the city by the bay. This is amazing writing from… more »

SF’s Green Street & TV of Tomorrow Innovations…

We got word (via the TV of Tomorrow newsletter) that a Hackathon (http://hack.tvot.tv) is taking place from June 22 – 23 (all day Saturday and Sunday) at the offices of Ignite Video, 202 Green Street, San Francisco, California–the actual facility where Philo Farnsworth invented electronic television more than 85 years… more »

A Doodle Worth Checking Out: Meet Saul Bass…

On May 8, the Google Doodle honored the 93rd birthday of Saul Bass, a great 20th-century American graphic designer, who created the corporate image and memorably stunning logos for numerous American companies. Per the website www.bass-saul.com, Saul Bass was, first and foremost a pioneering 1950s Hollywood designer, the founder of… more »

The Diary vs. Personal Journal in the Digital Age…

Laura Hazard Owen wrote an interesting piece for PaidContent about the role of a personal journal in the digital age. Her journaling experiences were of the keyboard input nature: I sat down at the big old desktop PC in my family’s basement, opened a new Word document and started my… more »

Notable Quotable: Joey on the Unpardonable sin…

This is a great reminder care of Joseph Campbell: “The unpardonable sin, in Campbell’s book, was the sin of inadvertence, of not being alert, not quite awake.” It is from the Power of Myth. You can find it on the page here (at the bottom).  

Wandering Mind… Literally

A link to a video which was part of a campaign promoting “World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW)” just crossed my desk. Too bad it showed up a week late. Apparently last week (April 15-21) was designated as “the one week in the year for everyone, at the same time,… more »

Good Advice from Doc…