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Four short links: 21 June 2011

  1. tmux -- GNU Screen-alike, with vertical splits and other goodies. (via Hacker News)
  2. Gamifying Education (Escapist) -- a more thoughtful and reasoned approach than crude badgification, but I'd still feel happier meddling with kids' minds if there was research to show efficacy and distribution of results. (via Ed Yong)
  3. Rule of 72 (Terry Jones) -- common piece of financial mental math, but useful outside finance when you're calculating any kind of exponential growth (e.g., bad algorithms). (via Tim O'Reilly)
  4. Spam Hits the Kindle Bookstore (Reuters) -- create a system of incentives and it will be gamed, whether it's tax law, search engines, or ebook stores. Aspiring spammers can even buy a DVD box set called Autopilot Kindle Cash that claims to teach people how to publish 10 to 20 new Kindle books a day without writing a word. (via Clive Thompson)

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl