Links for 25th August 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Ads are the new online tip jar

    "If every time you read a blog post or bit of online content you enjoyed you clicked on an ad to say thanks, the economics of the web would change immediately. You don't have to buy anything (though it's fine if you do). You just have to honor the writer by giving them a click."

    Tagged with: internetpublishingadsclicksmoneycontenteconomics

  2. Introduction to Economic Analysis

    "This book presents introductory economics ("principles") material using standard mathematical tools, including calculus. It is designed for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics. It also contains the standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that ought to be standard but is not. The book can easily serve as an intermediate microeconomics text. The focus of this book is on the conceptual tools and not on fluff."

    Tagged with: economicstextbookintroductionfreedownloadreferencemicroeconomics

  3. REGex TESTER v1.5.3

    "This site allows you to do a regex test, i.e. it utilizes JavaScript (AJAX) to instantly validate regular expressions (regex), by searching and replacing strings in a text based on the regular expression. The result is live, it is updated instantly while you type, without any submission of forms and extra clicking, thus allowing fast and easy edit of regular expressions, having a constant clue what they exactly do."

    Tagged with: onlinetoolregextestervalidatorjavascriptreferenceresource

  4. Healthy people and enhancement drugs

    "The researchers determined that people do not feel comfortable using a pill to enhance a trait they believe to be fundamental to their identity. But less-fundamental traits, including concentration, are more acceptable targets."

    Tagged with: transhumanismenhancementhumandrugspersonalitypsychology

  5. Where Are We In The Hype Cycle?

    "According to Gartner’s view of the world, the visibility of new technologies peaks early as initial excitement gains steam. This phase is followed by a “trough of disillusionment” in which inflated expectations hit reality. But as technologies prove themselves, their visibility begins to grow again at a more measured pace."

    Tagged with: technologymarketinghypetrendsvisualisationgraph

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