Today was filled with interesting quotes from my daily information grazing. Below are a smattering of what I found as well as links back to the full source for your reading pleasure.
“In other words, inebriated subjects report less mind wandering only because they are less aware of their own minds.” – From a Discovery Magazine article about why we stop paying attention and zone out.
“BlackBerrys have become like cartoon thought bubbles.” – NYTimes article about how smartphones are replacing our manners.
“The winning words in 1950’s spelling bee: psychiatry, condominium; 2000’s: succedaneum, appoggiatura!” – From a presentation given by Neil Howe, a generational expert with a focus on demographics and culture, who spoke to the Pew Research Center staff this morning. Spellingbee.com has a complete list of National Spelling Bee champions and winning words since 1925.