Nettreklame er sløsing med pengene

If you search for eBay, though, you’ll find only a single listing—an unpaid one. Odds are, after marketers at Amazon, Walgreens, and elsewhere catch wind of a preliminary study released on Friday, their search listings will start to look a lot more like eBay’s.  The study—by eBay Research Labs economists Thomas Blake, Chris Nosko, and Steve Tadelis—analyzed … Les mer

How Lego bricks went from five colors to nearly 200

Kati Perry Sept. 14 at 3:32 p.m, Washington Post Since modern Lego bricks debuted in 1958, their color scheme has undergone a transformation from just a handful to more than 110 at the peak in 2004. The palette has evolved, grown and shrunk over the decades. When Lego started manufacturing bricks, it started small, colorwise. … Les mer


By @culturaltutor at Twitter Arial A classic font, designed in 1982 by Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders, and once the default for things like PowerPoint and Excel. But Arial has a secret: it’s a knock-off with exactly the same letter width as another font in this list… Arnold Böcklin Designed by Otto Weisert in 1904 … Les mer

On the Law of Diminishing Specialization

Cal Newport, Oct 3, 2108 Recently, I’ve been dipping in and out of Edward Tenner’s provocative 1996 book, When Things Bites Back. In following one of Tenner’s footnotes I came across a fascinating 1992 academic study from the National Review of Productivity, authored by the Georgia Tech economist Peter G. Sassone.  The paper has an … Les mer

Biosphere 2

Could humans maintain an ecosystem on the Moon or Mars? In 1991, 8 researchers locked themselves inside this 3.14-acre sealed structure in the Arizona desert for 2 years to test just that. It remains the largest and longest experiment of its kind, ever.Biosphere 2 was built to be an isolated, self-sufficient ecosystem, modelled after the … Les mer

AI – The Big Picture

THE BIG PICTURE AI encompasses a wide range of technologies, including: MACHINE LEARNING CATEGORIES Machine learning can be divided into three main categories: MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS There are various forms of machine learning algorithms. USE CASES AI is being used across a wide range of industries, from healthcare to finance, to manufacturing. In healthcare, AI … Les mer

Yuval Noah Harari argues that AI has hacked the operating system of human civilisation

By Invitation | Artificial intelligenceYuval Noah Harari argues that AI has hacked the operating system of human civilisationStorytelling computers will change the course of human history, says the historian and philosopher Apr 28th 2023 FEARS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) have haunted humanity since the very beginning of the computer age. Hitherto these fears focused on … Les mer

The Silicon Valley escapism

Tech billionaires are buying up luxurious bunkers and hiring military security to survive a societal collapse they helped create, but like everything they do, it has unintended consequences Douglas Rushkoff Sun 4 Sep 2022 10.00 BST As a humanist who writes about the impact of digital technology on our lives, I am often mistaken for … Les mer