Fascinating profile of the man that invented the basis for the current prevailing battery technology, lithium-ion. He has a great outlook on life, a (secret) new great idea, and a great laugh. At 92, he is still doing amazing things and should be a testiment to all those that believe there is a time limit on child-like curiosity.
Lexi’s great-grandfather’s birthday was a few days ago and he would have been 99. He was still sharp as a tack and definitely ambitious at the time he died just four short years ago. His ambitions were not of a scientific nature, but he lived in his later years, as he did in his younger years: full of curiosity and vigor.
I hope I am able to be as interesting as these two men as I age.
(via The Loop)
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.