Angry Robot

“The Rise of the Creative Class” by Richard Florida

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.

On the Movie Set of Director Ilya Khrzhanovsky's Dau

just released this from Instaprison – it’s totally crazy, like a real life Synecdoche, NY.

Top 5 Stratfor Revelations

from the Wikileaks documents. Now whenever I hear “Wikileaks” I think of the hamster from South Park.

Patience and piracy: Why helping yourself hurts good TV

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.

Flagship Apple Retail Store Coming to Toronto's Bloor Street?

1 Bloor St West

Movie: The Movie

giant trailer parody by Kimmel (thanks, Steve!)

How I Found the Human Being Behind Horse_ebooks, The Internet's Favorite Spambot


Research, no motion: How the BlackBerry CEOs lost an empire

Heavy Hangs the Bandwidth That Torrents the Crown

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.

Da Chip Vol 2 is out

chiptune covers of Daft Punk songs

Juan Cole: How the FCC Can Take the Money Out of Politics

Why Mass Effect is the Most Important Science Fiction Universe of Our Generation

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 overwhelmingly white, male

“Oscar voters are nearly 94% Caucasian and 77% male” and “have a median age of 62”

Gabe introduces The Penny Arcade Report

I have high hopes for this

Review: PlayStation Vita

“welcome to Welcome Park”

“The Light Has Gone Out of My Life.”

Daring Fireball: Mountain Lion

Chairman Gruber’s writeup of the new OS and account of a personal briefing from Phil Schiller

Apple – OS X Mountain Lion – Inspired by iPad. Made for the Mac.

well then.

How Many Stephen Colberts Are There?

NYTimes Mag profile (thanks, y)

Daring Fireball: Walter Isaacson's 'Steve Jobs'

iOS '86



A meditation on Gchat

Made Better in Japan

how the Japanese take western products like espresso, jeans, cocktails and perfect them (via)

Canada's newly competitive cellphone market at risk

Truth and Fiction in Toronto Politics

good take on the transit showdown in Toronto. (via)