Monday, January 29, 2007

Odds and Ends, Mon 29 Jan 2007

1. Monday Motivation
* "Studies Find Reward Often No Motivator"
"Creativity and intrinsic interest diminish if task is done for gain"
An old article, but still interesting
* Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
An even older theory on motivation.  The Wikipedia entry describes it
quite well, and discusses alternative theories.

2. "Usability in the Movies -- Top 10 Bloopers"
"User interfaces in film are more exciting than they are realistic, and
 heroes have far too easy a time using foreign systems"

3. "Bilingualism delays onset of dementia"
"People who are fully bilingual and speak both languages every day for
 most of their lives can delay the onset of dementia by up to four years
 compared with those who only know one language"

4. "Pop-up Potpourri: Chocolate Covered SQL"

5. Joy of Tech Cartoons
* Which Version of Vista?
* iPhone Accessories