Neil speaking at TAM6, on a wide variety of topics. Fascinating and entertaining, as always.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins discuss biology and physics, on Jan 27, 2012. Fascinating.
USPTO approved patent 8,171,351 “Collecting information from user devices” on May 1, 2012. First filed in April 30, 2009 (application number 12/433,753), so only<sic> 3 years for approval. This was the patent I was involved with during Kindle development at Amazon.
To sum it up (emphasis mine): …it takes about ten years to develop expertise in any of a wide variety of areas, including chess playing, music composition, telegraph operation, painting, piano playing, swimming, tennis, and research in neuropsychology and topology. Fascinating article.