“また、エピソード5中、惑星ダゴバでルークに修行を与える際のヨーダの名言、”Do, or do not. There is no try.” （『やる』か、『やらぬ』かだけじゃ。『やってみる』というのは無い）は、日本国内最大規模のソーシャル・ネットワーキング・サービス（SNS）であるmixiから来るメールのヘッダの中の “X-Mailer” 欄になぜか書かれている。”—ヨーダ - Wikipedia (via moyashi)
“宇宙ステーションでの撮影に使用するのは、E-3のほか「ZUIKO DIGITAL 11-22mm F2.8-3.5」、「ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD」、パワーバッテリーホルダー「HLD-4」、単3電池ホルダー「AABH-1」、リモコン「RM-1」。いずれも、素材からの有毒ガスの発生抑制、火災の原因になる素材の不使用、尖ったエッジ形状の除去など、安全性の観点から実施した各種試験に合格。加えて、JAXAによる安全審査の承認をクリアした。機材は、スペースシャトル「ディスカバリー号」の次回の打ち上げ時に搭載する。”—
“Connectors are the people who “link us up with the world … people with a special gift for bringing the world together.” They are “a handful of people with a truly extraordinary knack [… for] making friends and acquaintances”.  He characterizes these individuals as having social networks of over one hundred people. To illustrate, Gladwell cites the following examples: the midnight ride of Paul Revere, Milgram’s experiments in the small world problem, the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” trivia game, Dallas businessman Roger Horchow, and Chicagoan Lois Weisberg, a person who understands the concept of the weak tie. Gladwell attributes the social success of Connectors to “their ability to span many different worlds [… as] a function of something intrinsic to their personality, some combination of curiosity, self-confidence, sociability, and energy.”
Mavens are “information specialists”, or “people we rely upon to connect us with new information.” They accumulate knowledge, especially about the marketplace, and know how to share it with others. Gladwell cites Mark Alpert as a prototypical Maven who is “almost pathologically helpful”, further adding, “he can’t help himself”. In this vein, Alpert himself concedes, “A Maven is someone who wants to solve other people’s problems, generally by solving his own”. According to Gladwell, Mavens start “word-of-mouth epidemics” due to their knowledge, social skills, and ability to communicate. As Gladwell states, “Mavens are really information brokers, sharing and trading what they know”.
Salesmen are “persuaders”, charismatic people with powerful negotiation skills. They tend to have an indefinable trait that goes beyond what they say, which makes others want to agree with them. Gladwell’s examples include California businessman Tom Gau and news anchor Peter Jennings, and he cites several studies about the persuasive implications of non-verbal cues, including a headphone nod study (conducted by Gary Wells of the University of Alberta and Richard Petty of the University of Missouri) and William Condon’s cultural microrhythms study.”—The Tipping Point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia