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Antilibrary - should I finish the book I am reading?

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1 min, 82 words

I read a lot of books and once I start reading a book I normally finish it. This article proposes that it may be more valuable to have a bunch of books that are unread. Not sure I completely buy in to the proposition that "Read books are far less valuable than unread ones" however maybe I won't feel so guilty buying a book and then leaving it unread.

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Travel the world with the geographic game - GeoGuessr

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1 min, 75 words

This is a very simple idea for a quiz. It drops you in a random place somewhere in the world and you use Google StreetView to work out where it is. If you are lucky you end up in a town or city, sometimes you end up in the middle of nowhere. It is amazing how much you can work out by looking at the flora or a random signpost.

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A personal link to 'The Mother Of All Demos'

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2 min, 201 words

There is a video of a demonstration given by Doug Engelbart in 1968 which is commonly referred to as "The Mother Of All Demos". In the demo, he demonstrates a lot of technologies for the first time together that are common place today and some which we haven't even achieved properly now:

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