More and more I’ve come to the conclusion that a principle isn’t a principle...– Bill Bernbach (via rickwebb)
It likes to bite you on the face,” CNN reported. “It’s called...– Sometimes I miss getting news from sources like the NYT. But other times, I love reading important news in the Internet Vernacular. Chagas: Is tropical disease really the new AIDS? | The Lookout - Yahoo! News
According to Lethem, several film directors, e.g. Orson Welles, Chris Marker,...– Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Neotenous Aesthetic” - Mister Bit - Wired.it
I know this doesn’t have the deep and surprisng insight of Nick Hanauer’s talk about how the American rich don’t create jobs (or the wisdom in his decision to hire a PR firm to lobby TED on his behalf) but I just watched William Noel’s talk. Then I watched it again, because it’s that dense, like a palimpsest. It’s lucid, precise, and beautiful in its depth and...
Just today, a stranger came to my door claiming he was here to unclog a bathroom...– Helen Walters: Talk about a brilliant opening to a book. I just embarked on security technologist Bruce Schneier’s latest book, Liars & Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive. We all need to think clearly about trust in all its many forms, but I’m honestly most excited that...
But back to those five minutes. Between 11:49 and 11:54, something extraordinary...– How Facebook’s IPO Got Hijacked by Computers (via @wonderlandblog) Oh, and this doesn’t even get to the part where NASDAQ didn’t boot up correctly and $3MM in trades got DDOSed.
Even when it is not executed perfectly, theater can stir a range of feelings,...– I was also one of the very few other guinea pigs for this a few nights ago, but thought it was all secret… guess not. This article is a close parallel to my own experience of it, except that I grew up on experimental theatre and early experiments in geolocative entertainment, so my threshold...
Did Parking Meters Just Get Too Smart? - The... →
Through the use of parking space sensors, Santa Monica’s meters now know when a car leaves a spot and can automatically reset itself to require whoever parks there next to pay the full price of parking. It’s part of the intelligent parking system that the city has been rolling out, which includes the ability to accept coins and credit cards, send text messages when metered time is running out,...