Thursday, February 26, 2009

Taking Your Mind Off It All

One of the fascinating things to me is the way the internet keeps getting more and more information content and more and more dynamic. Social Networking software for example like Facebook and MySpace are taking off. Twitter, about as mindless a piece of software as I've seen is even ticking along.('s video about Twitter) Then there is YouTube and Yahoo and all the Blogs. None of these things were even around just a few years ago.

Now as more and more information gets out there it becomes more and more difficult to tell the good stuff from the not-so-good stuff and certainly the reliable stuff from the unreliable stuff. It all just reminds me of the George Carlin bit about having a place to keep your stuff.

One site I ran into because someone sent me a link was I don't know who is running this site but it's a pretty simple site. It has about fifteen or so videos a day that are just shown as links with a mouseover action that gives a slightly extended hint about what the link it about. Most of their videos are exceptionally interesting, which is the whole point. I watched a long one yesterday about the rise of the Linux operating system and there were some others on optical illusions. It's just a terrible time waster because you get hooked on the good videos. So if you have a moment or two or ten wander over to and check it out. By the way, if you click on Ben Franklin there you'll get a great video from on government.

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