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MetaHammer is about tools and resources with impact. A metahammer is a script, a tool, a piece of software, an idea, or... anything... that has impact on what we do and on how we think.

Decentralization and Socialism

N.B.: This is an unfinished article written in July 2009.

One of the most revolutionary and evolutionary changes that information technology has brought about is the decentralization of networked resources. I am writing this post with a keyboard connected to my local PC which is connected to the Internet where there is a server with […]

The Mathematics of Curiosity

Why do we care about learning? What makes us curious? Is curiosity a survival trait? What is it that thrills us when we learn something that shakes our understanding of reality? What are the odds that a species would evolve to become conscious of self, of others, and of the farthest reaches of imagination? Animals […]

Have You MetaHammer?

They say when all you have is a hammer, all the world’s problems look like nails. I think they just don’t understand hammers. Or nails for that matter.

There are all kinds of hammers for all kinds of jobs. There are sledges, ball-peens, roofing hammers, claw hammers, finishing hammers, tack hammers. Rubber mallets. Two ounce […]