What I’m reading

Coaching debate has its perks. Last weekend I attended the Oxford Cup nationals at Selwyn House, Montreal, whose alumni include Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor and journalist Jonathan Kay. I chaired a couple rounds of debate as a judge and found the top teams to be exceptional. I always come away from these tournaments inspired by the …

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Stop reading and create things!

Joel Runyon (Blog of impossible things) recently ran into the inventor of the first programmable computer, Russell Hirsch, in a Portland coffee shop. Here's their conversation. Hirsch made an interesting point about the consumption of media and the sale of tablets: “I’ve been against Macintosh company lately. They’re trying to get everyone to use iPads …

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