Paul Miller Quits The Internet →
parislemon: I’m sure there will be a killer book deal on the other side though! Somebody kill me if this happens.
Why you can't trust tech press to teach you about... →
Anil Dash: That’s insane. Whether you’re a user trying to understand if it’s worth trusting a commenting service, a developer judging whether to build on its API, an entrepreneur deciding if you should incorporate the service or worry about competing with it, or an investor who wanted to evaluate Google’s seriousness about the space, the single most salient fact about...
Behind The Scenes
thesyllabi: The methods of identifying a killer are as numerous as the methods of killing a person, but how reliable are they really? Read More
Several Killed as Minivan Plunges Near the Bronx... →
Mr. Long said that the victims included three girls, ages 12, 10 and 7; three women, ages 80, 45 and 30; and an 84-year-old man. It was not immediately clear if the victims were all related. Christ.
WHEN I GO TO MY PSYCH CLINICAL
whatshouldwecallnursingschool: EXPECTATION REALITY My wife, who is a nursing student, just found this tumblelog and is going nuts.
In a memo Iannucci wrote to “Veep” colleagues about his working habits, he...– From The New Yorker’s March profile of Armando Iannucci
Time's hundred most influential →
Dave Winer: When Newsweek went under and was bought by the Daily Beast for nothing, I thought the better of the two big news weeklies had just gone away. It was one of those moments like the fall of the Soviet Union that you saw coming, but now that it had happened it didn’t seem real. A death in the family, but not someone close. More a marking of the passing of time than anything. So...
When the songwriter Robert B. Sherman died last month at the age of 86, one word was frequently mentioned in tributes to him: “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” He and his brother Richard had penned a countless number of catchy and inventive songs, mostly as staff composers for Walt Disney Studios in the 1960s and ‘70s. But that 34-letter, 14-syllable tongue twister made famous by the 1964...
Read It Later Rebrands to Pocket →
The product is a market leader, has over 4.5 million users and items are saved at a rate of 5 times a second…that’s over 400,000 items saved a day. However despite being the most popular ‘read later’ application on the market, it has often lost in the ‘coolness’ department to competitor Instapaper and more recently, Readability. Well no more. Weiner and his team have been brave enough to...
Some people are gay in space. Get over it →
Charlie Brooker: Of course sometimes the act of condemning homosexuals in the real world overlaps with the imaginary realm. Over the past few weeks, games company Electronic Arts has been subjected to a letter-writing campaign from idiots outraged by its decision to allow players to define their characters as gay in a Star Wars game. The Florida Family Association says, “children and...
Headline contest winners announced →
The American Copy Editors Society just announced winners in its national headline contest. I like the judges’ commentary as much as the headlines: Judges’ comments: Bowman’s use of puns generally plays well here, giving the story’s gist without feeling too forced. His headlines showed finesse and humor on a wide range of topics. He was able to masterfully work wordplay into tight counts...
CIA's Secret Fear →
When Tom Cruise had to break into police headquarters in Minority Report, the futuristic crime thriller, he got past the iris scanners with ease: He just swapped out his eyeballs. CIA agents may find that just a little beyond the call of duty. But meanwhile, they’ve got to come up with something else: The increasing deployment of iris scanners and biometric passports at worldwide airports,...
So if you’re an Instagram user, you’ve been picking up on all of the cues about...– Facebook and Instagram: When Your Favorite App Sells Out (☃ Ryan)
Evaluative words for wines →
Mark Liberman on Language Log, demonstrating the surprising effectiveness of basic text analysis techniques. (I’ve been reading Language Log for over 5 years and Liberman’s Breakfast Experiments ™ have always been my favourite posts. I highly recommend browsing through them.)
John Blogkowski, Curator of Hyperlinks, Dies at 81 →
Published: July 9, 2057 John Blogkowski, a curator who almost single-handedly elevated the hyperlink’s status in the last half-century to that of a fine art, making his case in seminal writings and landmark exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, died in on Saturday in Pittsfield, Mass. He was 81.
And now you can stop saying, “I don’t have enough excellent long-form journalism...– Amazon Books Thanks, sentient bookstore. As a supporter of small businesses, I’m also a big fan of Amazon.
Publishers Go Back in Time on Facebook →
I love this. I’ve started doing a similar thing for The Feature, but plugging in the reader’s favourites into the timeline.
The First Few Weeks →
Ryan wrote this great thing about his experience with Papermill on the Android store. It’s really disappointing that it hasn’t done better, it’s a beautiful app and a lot of care went into it. You should grab Papermill if you need an Instapaper client on Android, and keep an eye on Ryan’s future projects.