Jim recounted the story of the CSS Hunley, and here’s video we posted when Chris Spielmann told the story last year. It includes the story of George Dixon and the gold piece that saved his life at the battle of Shiloh. There’s even more at The Friends of the Hunley site. Cult of Mac shows that stories like this one have persisted to the present day.
iPhone 5 Saves Soldier’s Life In Bomb Explosion [Video] http://t.co/9WqBXkRmca
— Cult of Mac (@cultofmac) March 12, 2014
One of Deirdre’s Table Topics questions was about plugged-in job-seeking. It reminded me of a Fast Company story I used at TLIs a while ago to illustrate the challenges of membership building in the modern day—
Just over a year ago, a local 16-year-old high school student emailed me out of the blue, proposing that he join me as a guest on a TV show I host. Winston Sih didn’t send along a resume, but instead included links to his website, Twitter account, Facebook page, and three relevant YouTube clips. While there are plenty of examples of teens jeopardizing their digital reputation, with bullying and threats on friends’ walls or late-night “I hate my job” tweets, Sih is a perfect example of someone who has learned how to use the web to his advantage–building a strong and positive personal brand before he even reaches his adult years (12 months into his brand-building exercise, he is already a well-known regular tech TV expert and blogger–and he’s not even out of high school yet).
How do VPMs and VPPRs compete with that?
Unplug was the theme for the meeting, and here’s a video to help you keep The National Day of Unplugging in your thoughts.
It’s worth pointing out that this is a one-day observance. New Tech City recently sponsored something much more challenging.
Why all the fuss? Consider what Sherry Turkle had to say—
To make our life livable, we have to have spaces where we are fully present to each other or to ourselves, where we’re not competing with the roar of the Internet.
or Pico Iyer
“What we call out for is freedom from information, and data, and images.” ~ #PicoIyer
— On Being (@Beingtweets) February 27, 2015
Still, it’s a lot to ask. For the pragmatists among you, here’s Scott Belsky’s post advocating seeking windows of non stimulation, and here’s Reid Hoffman’s article about active rest.