I read a post by Don Miller the other day that humorously petitioned for warning labels on gadgets. I have reposted the image he included on his blog because I found most of the “warning labels” funny and incredibly useful. What warnings would you want to see on your technology?
I wanted to share a couple of powerful infographics I came across a while back. These images are not only visually appealing, they convey a large amount of data that would otherwise would be fairly boring (and therefore ineffective). In fact, I won’t add complexity by including unnecessary commentary or explanation.
Enjoy! Click the images to view full size. You may need to click on the image again to magnify to 100%.
Rising Sea Levels
I just came across these two classic commercials from the early days of the cell phone via Read/Write Web. I look over at my Android phone and marvel at the computing power contained within a device that size. Then I wonder what “mobile technology” will look like in another 20 years (my prediction is that “mobile” won’t be a relevant word at that point).
If you’re anything like me, this 8-minute talk by 12-year-old Adora Svitak will have you smiling for a while. Her talk is insightful and strikingly articulate as well as humorous and down-to-earth. I hesitate to use other adjectives like “precocious” for fear I’ll belittle this child prodigy’s poise and intelligence, but Adora’s effervescent personality and enthusiasm continually reminded me of how the sheer freedom of a young mind empowers her to dream big.
After you watch the video, I suggest reading her blog, paying special attention to her Twitter feed. One recent post had her gently correcting her mom on proper texting etiquette (and her distaste of grammatical shortcuts). And it should come as no surprise that Adora is homeschooled. I just can’t imagine a school that could challenge and contain such a mind!