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Associative Doing: a Theoretical Model for Work in a Hyper-linked World

For many people, the Internet has become an irreplacable part of both work and entertainment. Whether we’re sending an email to our boss, marathon watching series on Netflix, doing research, shopping on Amazon, managing our online bank accounts, or just idling on Facebook, the fun part and the work part often run very closely alongside…


The Beast of Untamed Time

There used to be a time when we had to wait 7 days for the next episode of our favorite TV-series; when we needed to hang on until the next morning for our latest fix of news; when a written message from friends and family took many days to arrive. Waiting Is History We don’t…

Language Learning

The Practice Of Not Knowing: A Third Method Of Foreign Language Learning

When learning a new language there are those things we need to know, those things we need to practice and a million other things we don’t know. 1. Knowledge Is (Passive) Power Knowing something usually doesn’t take a lot of effort. Either I know, or I don’t. It’s the process of committing something to memory…


The Role Of Reading In The Age Of Constant Digital Distraction

While some people still entertain themselves with the predictable mudfight of “ebook vs paper book”, I find another question far more interesting, namely the role of reading in the age of continuous partial attention. How do we read in the 21st century? What do we read? Or do we read, at all? As Seth Godin…