Frankenstein, our culture’s most enduring parable of technology gone haywire,...– Technology and the novel, from Blake to Ballard | Books | The Guardian (via deathbeard)
In a large house. “There’s two wifi networks, Nuclear Energy and...– Twitter / slavin
Urban Legends →
I don’t particularly dig where this goes, but I dig what this goes against. azspot: Perhaps the most damaging misconception of all is the idea that concentration by its very nature creates wealth. Many writers, led by popular theorist Richard Florida, argue that centralized urban areas provide broader cultural opportunities and better access to technology, attracting more innovative,...
And Inception — which is essentially about artificial worlds created by...– Could self-aware cities be the first forms of artificial intelligence? (PS: I am linking, not agreeing.)
By slashing its payroll to the bone, the league-worst Pirates have both...– How Baseball’s Worst Team Explains the U.S. Economy - Business - The Atlantic
Remember this day. Today was the day you read that non-human objects, internet...– Objects Outpace New Human Subscribers to AT&T, Verizon (hate the article, btw)
The technology makes the tiniest windows of time entertaining, and potentially...– Your Brain on Computers - Overuse of Digital Devices May Lead to Brain Fatigue - NYTimes.com
Meanwhile, your customers are struggling, every day, to bring out their better...– Why Customers Will Pay You to Restrain Them
The move to tape was very important, because as soon as something’s on...– Brian Fucking Eno, 1979. “The Studio As Compositional Tool”
Women + Tech + $25,000 = APPLY →
femmebot: changetheratio: From the LA Times: Women certainly have made their mark in Silicon Valley. Think Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo’s Carol Bartz. But the relative paucity of female technology entrepreneurs remains a chronic problem. So Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan and Sarah Brown are teaming up with i/o Ventures to identify the most promising female technology...
The myth of adult supervision →
bobulate: Paul Graham, on what went wrong with Yahoo, regarding which companies need to have a hacker-centric culture: As Yahoo discovered, the area covered by this rule is bigger than most people realize. The answer is: any company that needs to have good software. …. [Y]ou can’t attract good programmers to work in a suit-centric culture. And without good programmers you won’t get good...
The man who says it can’t be done shouldn’t interrupt the man who is...– Twitter / Massimo Banzi