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Discipline, Quality vs. Quantity, and the Power of Intellectual Elegance: Remembering Massimo Vignelli

<i>“We’re all going from point A to point B — how we get there is the conductor’s problem,”</i> legendary graphic designer Massimo Vignelli (January 10, 1931–May 27, 2014) once said at an event we both attended several years ago. Although Vignelli reached his final point B, after a long illness, he lives …

Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Shortly after turning fifty, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 10, 1910) succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. With his greatest works behind him, he found his sense of purpose dwindling as his celebrity and public acclaim billowed, sinking into a state of deep depression and melancholia …

Here's Why Leaving Work On Time May Be Bad for You

Drive by some buildings at 5 p.m. and you'll see people streaming out the doors like the floodgates have burst open and every employee has finally been set free.<p>It always makes me wonder: What must it be like to work for companies like those? What must it feel like to so badly want to get away from …

Skip the Humans: Drug Discovery by Simulating Cells

Virtual clinical trials would combine big data and computer simulation.<p>The future of medicine, we're often told, will be personalized. We'll have gene therapies, wearables to monitor our vital signs—maybe even new kinds of vital signs—and robot doctors to diagnose our illnesses.<p>But the real promise …

Forget drones: Microsoft’s plan to bring the internet to the world is all about TV

Google will spend between $1 billion and $3 billion to put 180 satellites in orbit, from where the company can beam the internet down to unconnected parts of the world, the Wall Street Journal reported this morning. That’s in addition to Google’s other high-tech internet missionaries: balloons …

Net Neutrality

Could our behaviour be turned into a password?

From fingerprint and iris scanners to voice verification, biometric technology is becoming an increasingly widespread security tool.<p>But for some people, this technology can feel intrusive and they may be unwilling to cooperate.<p>BBC Click's David Reid reports on how security systems are now looking …