Monday, July 29, 2013

Learning how to fear less

Last week I Googled the word glossophobia and found this charming 90-second Fear Less ad at YouTube showing Evan using his new Google Nexus 7 tablet to learn how to overcome his nervousness about giving a speech in class. He rehearses gestures in front of a mirror (like Churchill) and watchesColin Firth in the finale to The King’s Speech.    

It’s amazing that in less than seventy years we have gone from Vannevar Bush’s Atlantic magazine article that imagined a power tool the size of a desk for managing knowledge (a Memex) to a real hand-held tablet. 

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