Saturday, December 17th, 2016
Monday, September 12th, 2016
Now that I’ve joined eyeem.com, I was attracted to this article on Instagram and art history. “Today, we look at Instagram feeds with the same level of scrutiny as the Renaissance merchants who converted their Madonnas into ducats.” He argues persuasively and enjoyably that we are being just like Amsterdam burghers.
Friday, August 26th, 2016
Sports are the linchpin holding the entire post-war economic order together.
Ben Thompson, The Sports Linchpin
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
From the top: Chapter 1, Part 1 of The Internet History Podcast.
Monday, June 20th, 2016
Joel Spolsky announces the public beta of HyperDev, “a developer playground for building full-stack web-apps fast.”
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
As announced at WWDC 2016, Macworld summarizes the new things in iOS 10. Among them are voicemail transcription, a new Home app for HomeKit-enabled devices, and a redesigned Control Center.
Monday, June 6th, 2016
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Centralized or distributed computing? It’s a pendulum.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Occasionally the ethernet-based internet connection at my desk goes down, and I can’t tell without checking Airport Utility as there’s no immediate visual indicator in OS X. Hence Icon Ping by Italian ubergeek Salvatore Sanfilippo AKA Antirez. Perfect!
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
I scrolled straight past the recent entries at The Setup and clicked only on Charlie Lloyd’s based on his job description. And I guessed right. “At work we’re on small MacBook Pros with maxed-out RAM and external monitors on standing desks,” he writes. Check. “I do my coding and writing in TextMate.” Check. Since he passes these tests of sameness with me, the rest is all gold.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
It’s been a couple of days since reading “What’s Next in Computing?” by Chris Dixon and I’m still harking back to it. It’s kind of made me a quasi-believer in the Singularity, made me think that these are the final handful of years in which there’ll be some continuity with what has always been. Disconcerting.
Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Looking for a way in to a responsive refresh, and because Engaging has a paid-up account at cloud.typography.com, I switched the main font at my personal site adamkhan.net from Georgia to Archer. However, this AIGA article, “Is Archer’s Use on Target?”, points to the font’s role in our larger socio-economic situation, and that I’m about 7 years behind the curve. There are also the Archer Alert and Archer Beat blogs. Turns out it’s everywhere, from US postal stamps to One Direction albums. Nonetheless I feel slightly redeemed by the conclusion at “The Devil Uses Archer”.
Sunday, January 10th, 2016
A story and video of a young reporter kind of blown away, so to speak, by some new VR porn demoed at CES. [Via DrudgeReport]
Friday, December 25th, 2015
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Monday, August 18th, 2014
In defence of email, the much maligned cockroach of the Internet. Which, by the way, is what I used to post this, using iPhone’s Mail app.
Monday, April 28th, 2014
Clap along if you feel like steering wheels are uncouth (via DrudgeReport).
Monday, May 27th, 2013
Friday, March 8th, 2013
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
TV too is dying. The percentage of people who watch video on a computer once a month—84%—is now higher than the percentage who watch TV.
Friday, May 18th, 2012
Re Facebook, “Mark Zuckerberg is to uselessness what Henry Ford was to the automobile.”
Friday, April 20th, 2012
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Paul Graham PyCon US 2012 keynote
wherein he spells out some of the big ambitious start-up ideas on our collective mind. Be the next Google. Fix email. Be the next Apple. Replace universities. Ongoing diagnostic healthcare.
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
On the rise of the ebook and how it’s just another step in the increasing convenience of distributing a written work, just as books typeset on paper are.
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
“We don’t have castles and noble titles, so how do you indicate you’re part of the elite?” Wicked piece on TED by Benjamin Wallace.
Taking his time, Morozov asks the right questions about Steve Jobs, comparing him first to the Bauhaus movement, then to Henry Ford. Many quotable quotes, and good comments, especially the long one from JakeH at 02/27/2012 – 7:46pm EDT.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Peter Thiel to Francis Fukuyama, full of quotable sentences. “We cannot simply say things went wrong with credit creation in the 1980s; we also have to deal with government malfunction in the 1970s.” “There’s a close link between technological deceleration and increasing cynicism and pessimism about politics and economics.” “There has been this increase in inequality, but it’s a secondary truth. The primary truth is this truth of stagnation.”
Friday, February 10th, 2012
If you walk and don’t talk you can maintain the shock.
Monday, February 6th, 2012
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Marxist academic Slavoj Žižek on what are not proletarian protests but protests against the threat of being reduced to proletarians.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Monday, December 12th, 2011
Irit and I were discussing this regarding ET, which still feels contemporary: in arts, entertainment and style, it’s been Groundhog Day for 20 years. “Now that we have instant universal access to every old image and recorded sound, the future has arrived and it’s all about dreaming of the past.”
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Arstechnica, the iOS 5 review. Featuring game-changers Siri and the iCloud.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
Friday, August 26th, 2011
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Only 10% of computer users know about ctrl-f. Pathetic.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011