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The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple? via @FastCompany @FastCoDesign

September 16, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Facebook, Theoblogical

“Apple making software that anyone can connect to is a very Google play, while Google developing beautiful hardware with Nest is a very Apple play,”

via The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple? | Co.Design | business + design.

This sounds exciting.  The above quote also refers to the kindof integration/collaboration/cooperation I have bemoaned as missing from the “The Big 5″ Internet companies (Twitter, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook) I’ve spent the late spring and all summer reading about.  If these companies could start deciding to draw on each other’s strengths,  some big things could happen.  I guess it takes independent moves like this to get the others to begin realizing it.

Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | Mediashift | PBS

September 16, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Theoblogical

#1e2430; font-family: source-sans-pro; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">“People often start multi-tasking because they believe it will help them get more done. Those gains never materialize; instead, efficiency is degraded. “

and the above has been constantly verified by actual tests.  Before these tests were done,  I often felt a sense of iadequacy that I didnt seem to experience that up-tick in productivity that the “multi-taskers” claimed.  Often they claim that “I’m just made that way”;  “it’s how I roll”.  Studies on precisely those people proved otherwiase.

via Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | Mediashift | PBS.

@ShaneClaiborne: “Tears were met with teargas.”

September 15, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS, Theoblogical

Shane Claiborne: “Tears were met with teargas.” http://ow.ly/BvwA3

“Dr. King said: a ‘riot is the language of the unheard.’ What happens when folks do not feel like their voices are being heard?”

Another#Ferguson happens.  That first Claiborne line is a powerful way to put it.

I posted this in my Occupy Theology section in my blog because this is an issue of voices being heard,  whether it be the 99% , the victims of racism,  the victims of militarism,  or the victims of economic elites war on the poor.  This is the issue for the church of the 21st century: that it stand with the victims.  In some cases as a fellow victim (as with the 99%),  but also as a community who stand with the voiceless and seek to make those voices heard.

ISIS, Syria, Israel, 9/11, Ray Rice, Pistorius, Ferguson: Stanley Hauerwas & the Freedom to Hope

September 12, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Theoblogical

“I am tempted to despair…. must be time for some Hauerwas.” – from @Tim_Suttle

via ISIS, Syria, Israel, 9/11, Ray Rice, Pistorius, Ferguson: Stanley Hauerwas & the Freedom to Hope

“To hope in the midst of despair is an act of profound freedom. Hope is performed in defiance of the powers of the world who want us to hate each other because it’s good for business (if your business is war).”

Yes, indeed,  Hauerwas often serves me as one who calls us back to attention to the hope we are to embody.

The Occupy Movement Explained (Ideas Explained): Nicholas Smaligo

September 12, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS, Theoblogical

http://www.amazon.com/dp/081269855X/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_doce

“For some, this was an excuse to return to their cynicism; for others, it was an invitation to lose their illusions and begin to see the world from the viewpoint of political activists” – from the Amazon description