An Unmarked Timeline

- If a website presents a timeline of data with small enough x-axis segments, and includes a countdown to the next update, it is "real-time", whether or not the update comes, and whether or not you ever visit the site again.

- If you are in a spaceship traveling faster than light, and someone builds a giant billboard clock placed along your route, which appears to you to be ticking once per second, then you could be standing still.

- I remember a fictional novel, the premise of which is that if a room is re-constructed accurately to a particular time, with every object actually authentic (wink, wink--"authentic") to the time period as it was, then a person was in the room for a certain amount of time (he he--"certain amount") wearing authentic clothing, then they could be transported back in to that period. Call it the Steampunk method of historical augmentation (note: not reality augmentation) 'cept it works. Also of interest: I can re-tell this little story, but even with all the powers of the internet, I cannot sum up the name of the title or the author, because I have no tagline reference point. For all you and I know, I invented this fictional book, and it has never/does not exist.

- There are classes and courses to teach you how to speed-read. The read faster. But there are no lessons on how to read multiple books at one time. I normally read three to four books at once. It is possible to read an infinite amount of books at once. You may read them worse, but you still read them, and possibly no worse than you would have read them one at a time.

- One at a time. Read faster. One at a time.

- Nobody teaches you how to remember things, either. Besides telling you to take notes. In a timeline. And date them. Every day.

- If a Twitter update doesn't fit in the 140, it might go to a blog. You could link to the blog post via Twitter, but no matter what, the thought is cut out of the timeline, forever.

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