A blog FOR Laptop Ninjas, not about them.
A Laptop Ninja is a cousin of the more common Web Ronin. As a solitary figure who's skills with computer technology and design, the Laptop Ninja survives by performing contract work from cafes, public parks, and sometimes rooftops. The Laptop Ninja's sword is his 802.11 connection, his iPod his throwing stars, and his Bluetooth cellphone his Nunchucks. All of which are usually carried in a discreet messenger bag.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
A New Way to Read (that doesn't suck)
Mobile Magazine has this article
that outlines a new technique for delivering text content on small screens (mobile phones). It's called "rapid serial visual presentation" (RSVP for short) and in a nutshell it flashesh one word at a time, pausing for commas and periods accordingly. Sounds weird, but it's suprisingly easy to get the hang of.
Here's a demo to give it a shot yourself.
posted by sAFETY at 3:50 PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
The Science of Mind Control
Wired news has published this very interesting article
online that outlines the scientific studies of a lap in Princeton that aims to examine the possibility and effect of mind control (usually to influence random occurences).
Apperently the affect one can have is around 1 in 10000, but it's repeatable and measurable (by others in similar experiments). This reminds me of the old experiments on how plants could read human minds. Whatever happened to all that research? (If anyone knows, please email 'brett' at this domain).
posted by sAFETY at 1:27 PM