These People Run Our State …

Well done by the folks at NECN. Steve Safran has comments on the video on Lost Remote.


Flickr’s Small, Beautiful World

The Flickr Blog is mostly pretty pictures. Every now and then there’s also a beautiful story.

Last week Stewart Butterfield posted a gem about the guy in this picture. (I noted an earlier sparkler here.)


Here’s the caption from themexican, who took the picture: 

Rashit in his yurt. He spoke several languages and was always trying to learn more. When he found I spoke Spanish he spent hours learning new phrases from me and steering clear of smalltalk. "No talk, we learn. Word for horse."

With so much yipping about 2-point-that and 3-point-this, it’s nice to be reminded of the values underlying all this technology — information, people and the world.