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August 4, 2003
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This week's theme: techniques for separating the wheat from the chaff and the signal from the noise.

Much confusion arises from people not being able to see the difference between the theory or expectation of a thing and how things really are... this paper appears to clarify:

Ground-breaking work in understanding of time "A bold paper which has highly impressed some of the world's top physicists and been published... seems set to change the way we think about the nature of time"
Why information design is important:

The Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness
Why graphic design (and choosing the right font) is important:
This is a great article which points out:
1) One reason why music sucks more these days
2) Why balance is important
3) That good design takes into account the inherent limitations of one's ability to process information Also, please forward this to people you know who increase the amount of mediocrity in the universe by TYPING IN ALL CAPS:
We'll be seeing more good and bad uses of cell phone cams in the future:

Camera Phone Helps Foil Alleged Abduction Attempt
It is official U.S. policy to encourage people to buy larger, less efficient cars: "The Senate rejected a proposal to require a sharp increase in automobile fuel economy Tuesday after concerns were raised that it would lead to a loss of auto industry jobs and limit consumer's ability to buy larger cars and SUVs."
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