Yesterday’s Thoughts

Archive for April, 2008

April 27, 2008

Clay Shirky on Cognitive Surplus

As someone who has definitely expended too much of my life on the watching of Gilligan’s Island, this is heartening news. Shirky argues that there has been a cognitive surplus in the developed world and for the past 50 years we have been soaking up that surplus with situation comedies and that now we are […]

April 7, 2008

Post-traumatic Stress and Ill Children

A personal story in the Times talks about the impact of having a severely sick or injured child on parents. There isn’t any data, only personal stories, but startled me into recognition of my own condition. I still sit upright in bed in the middle of the night recalling the five seconds when I turned […]