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TED Talk: Rajesh Rao: A Rosetta Stone for the Indus Script

In this TED Talk, Rajesh walks through the steps of analyzing the last undeciphered ancient language: Indus. Along the way, you learn several methods for identifying characteristics of languages, plus some innovative computer analysis techniques.

And the bonus is learning about Indus Script and a brief overview of the history of it. If you need to cram study to be a good conversationalist at a party with linguists, this would be a well-spent 17 minutes!

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The Flipped Classroom

We are now solidly in the information economy. One way to tell is to look at the tools and daily management of information in business. In 1998, an average of 80% of the information used in operating a company came from internal sources, from within the company. In 2008, an average of 80% of the information used in company operations came from outside of the company.

The Internet has changed everything. It is a global brain, the world's largest library, everyone's printing press, and an almost unlimited communications tool.