Interesting sites

The sextet shares a few non-learning sites that may interest you.

Jon Husband’s Wirearchy blog provides an alternate point of view on corporations, technology and organizational development. Jon’s focus is on the “social architecture for the wired world”.

John Brockman’s The Edge is the place to eavesdrop on amazing conversations and dialog among the likes of Richard Dawkins, Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell- Mann, Benoit Mandelbrot, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Howard Gardner, Steven Pinker, Steven Levy; Naomi Wolf, Annie Dillard, Ken Kesey, Steven Levy, and Malcolm Gladwell.

Robert Paterson writes about a wide variety of subjects, ranging from renewable energy to new business models. Rob provides the unique perspective of an ex-investment banker turned independent consultant now living on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Digital Inspiration – Amit Agarwal writes a very accessible, inspirational and popular technology blog that includes tutorials and how-to guides related to software, computers, and internet.

Junk Charts is a blog devoted to analyzing and critiquing visual displays of information, a great read if you use numbers in your work and want to improve your visual literacy.

Lifehacker – A number of authors contribute to this blog devoted to discussing software and websites that actually help you save time.

Engadget & Gizmodo – sites that track the latest technology gadgets with a slightly snarky attitude.)

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. You can zoom back in time. If you prefer, check out the recordings of Grateful Dead concerts.

The New York Times Navigator is used by New York Times reporters and editors as the starting point for their forays onto the Web. Its primary intent is to give the news staff a solid starting point for a wide range of journalistic functions without forcing all of them to spend time wandering around to find a useful set of links of their own.