A few months back, the stunning Women In Art video made the rounds on the blogs. Now there's another marvelous video that's a bit more expansive, covering 100+ years of art. It's equally entrancing, I think. Run time is ~7 minutes. This one's for you, Dad :)
Consider this a pre-review. If Zoho Notebook is anywhere near as awesome as this video purports, I've finally found my idea clipping/note-taking/collaboration tool. I didn't realize until I saw this that that's even quite what I need, but I'm psyched to try it. It lets you:
Create multiple types of content
Embed any content type
Publish notebooks, pages, or objects
Collaborate using an interactive white board
I'll let you know how it goes. Watch the video - it's a great demo. It's just over 5 minutes long.
Update: I started playing with Zoho Notebook - so far, so good. I kept reading about a Firefox Addon that lets you right-click on selected text and automatically send it to your notebook, but I couldn't find a download for it anywhere. I fired off a support note (which I was able to do from right in the notebook - nice) and got a reply within an hour. The link was apprently on the login page, which I wasn't seeing since I was already logged in. Oops! That's the second time I've encountered that weird UI glitch - happened with notifications on PBWiki, too. The quick reply (and apology, believe it or not) was much appreciated. Get the Zoho Notebook Firefox Addon here.
It's about 10.5 minutes long, which is frankly a little longer than my normal attention span for You Tube fluff, but I've watched this 3 times now, and it continues to crack me up. I've haven't seen much Triumph - I imagined that he was rather mean. And I suppose some of these questions could have been construed as mean, but these nerds were seriously good sports - there's mostly laughing, with just the right amount of obliviousness sprinkled in.
As someone who has stood in similar lines, I feel qualified to say this is hilarious :)
I'm surprising myself by posting a commercial. When I first looked at this video, I really never dreamed it was an ad. Actually, I thought it was going to be something vaguely political, perhaps about globalization (are those walls they were building?). But no. It's simply beautiful art. Kudos to VW.
Well, I've probably forwarded this video to a dozen people now, so I should probably just post it. It's all text, all statistics. They get more mind-blowing as the video progresses.
A few excerpts:
The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQs is greater than the total population of North America. In India, it's the top 28%. Translation for teachers: they have more honors kids than we have kids.
The number of text messages sent and received every day is greater than the population of the planet.
It is estimated that a weeks worth of New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
It's 6 minutes and 5 seconds well spent, I promise.