I am George Bodenheimer,” he said to Jobs. “I run ESPN.” Jobs just looked at him...– (via jamesgross) Daring Fireball Linked List: Nice to Meet You, Too, Steve Once upon a time — right around the same time as this anecdote, actually — I worked at a fucked up ad agency with a disproportionate representation of sycophants and sociopaths. I was assigned to pitch the ESPN...
Dear Mr. Slavin, I am a TED translator and now translating your talk. There is...– Sent to me via Facebook by a very nice guy who is not from a city with a lot of jewish delicatessens.
There were three talks I saw at TED that I can’t quite shake out of my brain. Geoffrey West’s is now online, and I can’t overstate how interesting and important I find his work. To be clear, if you haven’t watched it, take 18 minutes and watch it now. There was an article about the research about six months ago, but seeing Dr. West present it himself, even with the...
So, old news in the scale of things, but my TED talk is online, “How Algorithms Shape Our World”
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One proposed response is to radically reform newspapers as both organizations...– Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic « Clay Shirky
After Atlantis lifted off on Friday, NASA replayed photography of the ignition...– As Shuttle Starts Final Ride, Future of U.S. Spaceflight Is Unclear - NYTimes.com (via ericrodenbeck)
The future, then, looks bounded by that new outer limit of planet Earth, the...– Speaking personally, I’m all for spending more money keeping Earth habitable than finding somewhere else to go. Space exploration: The end of the Space Age | The Economist
Hollywood Will Eat Itself
From Wikipedia: “In 1978, 20th Century Fox sued Universal Studios (producers of Battlestar Galactica) for plagiarism, copyright infringement, unfair competition … claiming it had stolen 34 distinct ideas from Star Wars.” From the Court of Appeals, 1983: “Appellant Fox argued in its brief that a comparison of the two works discloses at least 34 similarities. For...
Amanda Palmer: “I am going to tell you today about... →
hownottodoyourtwenties: “I am going to tell you today about something that my friends and I call The Fraud Police. The Fraud Police are this imaginary, terrifying force of experts and real grown-ups who don’t exist and who come knocking on your door at 3am when you least expect it, saying: ‘Fraud Police. We’ve been…
In the United States, more people believe that houses can be haunted by the dead...– PRC Publications - Via ClimateDepot (via cwnl) so it goes (via vruz)
Cities at night, I feel, contain men who cry in their sleep and then say...– The Information, by Martin Amis
The game is both an infinite Tetris-like puzzle game and a workplace comedy. It...– Kotaku on “ASYNC Corp,” Finally, a Corporation Worth Playing For