Great minds don't "do desk" alike. Surprise.

CJ Westerberg, March 16, 2012 6:48 PM

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The Desks of 3 Great Minds.
They Ain't Alike. 

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by C.J. Westerberg

So, here I am catching NPR's Ira Flatow's "Science Friday" series while driving an errand in my car, with Flatow having a conversation about the desktops of some uber-science stars, and I'm in heaven (being steeped in the design world for multi-years, plus it's a passion) . . .

The series is called  "Desktop Diaries"   - with three videos that are such an indulgent insight into three distinct working minds, as expressed by the "method of their madness" (aka. organization) such as Kaku's pack rat version, Greene's streamlined version, and Sacks' idiosyncratic  . . . 

 #1 Video - Michio Kaku - Theoretical physicist and futurist:  a pack-rat with a Flash Gordon        influence

#2 Video - Brian Greene - Theoretical physicist and mathematician - super-neat while during earlier years he was not . . . .  (why does everyone want to "peg" kids early on?)

#3 Video - Oliver Sacks - Writer and neurologist - surrounded by metals

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Link to Science Friday(Credits: produced by Katherine Wells and Flora Lichtman)

Related post from The Daily Riff:
Einstein's Office: Can Messy Be the Sign of Brilliance?

The Creative Brain:  Interview with Charlie Rose - Oliver Sacks as guest


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