Welcome to this week’s edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax.
As 2014 comes to a close, many of us are looking ahead to making 2015 our most successful year yet. As Apple users, we generally take pride in our computing setup and technology. Technology is always moving forward, so you can’t go years without upgrading or maintaining your equipment. While resolutions generally deal with losing weight or finishing a project at home, our technology setups can also be part of our plan. Over at The Sweet Setup, we put together a list of things you might consider doing this year.
Eight years ago today Steve Jobs got up on stage and introduced a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough Internet communications device: The iPhone.
Andrew Watts breaks down how he and his peers at the University of Texas in Austin use and perceive social networks:
I’m here to provide a different view based off of my life in this “highly coveted” age bracket. That being said, I’m not an expert at this by a long shot and I’m sure there will be data that disproves some of the points I make, but this is just what I’ve noticed.
Because what I feel I lose in all this noise is creativity and original thought – random, unpredictable, exciting bursts of ideas that bubble up when you least expect them. And if we are short of creative ideas, observations and thoughts, then we are failing ourselves, recycling the flotsam and jetsam of the internet when we should be crafting ships of thought and insight that can help us navigate this formidable, overwhelming yet disappointing thing we have created.
An essay Isaac Asimov wrote in 1959 regarding how people get new ideas and the need for ease, relaxation, and joviality to help make a creative environment.
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