May 8, 2008

The Power of Lots of Ideas (and other links)

This is a super cool, mind-electrifying essay by Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Blink. It's got everything: science, inventions and big dinosaurs. Turns out you don't need a genius, you just need a group of people (it helps if they're smart) and someone writing down all their ideas and you can probably come up with the same results.

And how about these shared by Tricia at The Miss Rumphias Effect: A Periodic Table of Literacy! And this nifty word count tool that ranks around 87k English words by frequency. Where do your favorites rank?

(photo by Jan Tik)