the essay version, that preceded the book. I was happy to find this because I have been meaning to read the book, but feared I would hate it. This seems pretty harmless, a distillation and refocusing of earlier concepts (information work, new middle class) into an argument that perhaps needed to be made.
just released this from Instaprison – it’s totally crazy, like a real life Synecdoche, NY.
from the Wikileaks documents. Now whenever I hear “Wikileaks” I think of the hamster from South Park.
reasoned consideration of the Oatmeal / Game of Thrones piracy issue. I don’t agree though – the window model is something that is in the process of being radically reworked, as any kind of enforced scarcity system should be at the moment, yet HBO has longer windows than anyone. I do like how VanDerWerff realizes that HBO has painted itself into a corner.
1 Bloor St West
giant trailer parody by Kimmel (thanks, Steve!)
re that Oatmeal comic from before. Dunno, I see both sides. There are so many ways of doing things now that it seems like bad business to stick to one or two customer-hostile methods.
chiptune covers of Daft Punk songs
well done, but I find this sort of argument unwinnable; I’d rather try to argue projected historical influence. If a sci-fi universe is important in the woods and no one hears it, is it still important? (via)
“Oscar voters are nearly 94% Caucasian and 77% male” and “have a median age of 62”
I have high hopes for this
“welcome to Welcome Park”
Chairman Gruber’s writeup of the new OS and account of a personal briefing from Phil Schiller
NYTimes Mag profile (thanks, y)
A meditation on Gchat
how the Japanese take western products like espresso, jeans, cocktails and perfect them (via)
good take on the transit showdown in Toronto. (via)