My media week 16/01/11

The TED website features a talk given by Thomas Thwaites, a designer who is trying to build a toaster from scratch. This may seem simple but it is an incredibly complex operation involving mining the raw materials: Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch.  It is a beautiful parable of our interconnected society,

On Radio 4’s Point of View Alain de Botton asks if our relentless focus on novelty is distracting us from deep reflection.

The World Service had this documentary celebrating Wikipedia: Wikipedia at 10.

And finally the Daily Mash has this piece: Modern couples having less sex, says person who makes these things up

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