Franz Kafka Agonized, Too, Over Writer’s Block

Franz Kafka Agonized, Too, Over Writer’s Block

Poor Kafka, born too early to blame his writer’s block on 21st-century digital excuses: social media addiction, cell phone addiction, streaming video… Would The Metamorphosis have turned out differently had its author had access to a machine that would have allowed him to self-publish, communicate facelessly, and dispense entirely with typists, pens and paper?

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Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing. In front of a crowd of nearly 2,000, Torvalds spoke with VMware Head of Open Source Dirk Hohndel in one of their famous “fireside chats” about what motivates and surprises him and how aspiring open source developers can get started. Here are some highlights of their talk.

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Over 3000 of Canada’s Indigenous Lands are now on Google Maps

Over 3000 of Canada's Indigenous Lands are now on Google Maps

More than 3,000 Indigenous communities in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth. The move will allow the properties of 1.4 million indigenous people across the country, who have been historically excluded, to be represented in a base map.

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The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones

The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones

An Australian engineer is hoping to use drones to plant 1 billion trees every year to fight an unfolding global catastrophe. Burned or cleared forests release their stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and land restoration experts say technology must play a big part in addressing the problem.

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