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31 July 2014 ·

American cable channels have blended into an indistinguishable swamp of reality TV - Quartz

It’s rare that I want more words from an article, but I’ve been waiting for someone to write about this for a long time. Still worth a read.

28 July 2014 ·

"

The thing is, outside the tech community most people just don’t download that many apps. Statista put out a report late last year that on average, US smartphone holders have installed 26 apps. To put that in perspective, that’s just over a page of apps on an iPhone 5 screen. Not only are most people not reading about or searching for apps, but when they do hear about one from a company they know, the default behavior is not, “Wowee! I already have Facebook - I should start using their new app!”

Putting the apathy of mainstream consumers aside, there’s a much deeper problem with the whole unbundling strategy…

"

~ Oh the hubris!
Bubba Murarka (Managing Director at DFJ)’s comment on Why aren’t App Constellations working? Quibb members share some diverse opinions

23 July 2014 ·

The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful | JR Hennessy | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Without comment.

23 July 2014 ·

thecomicscomic:

Prison isn’t funny, but prison rape is? Another blistering report from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Doing the comedy lord’s work, Oliver is.

thecomicscomic:

Prison isn’t funny, but prison rape is? Another blistering report from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Doing the comedy lord’s work, Oliver is.

22 July 2014 ·

"This kind of eradication program was far beyond anything that anyone had ever done anywhere in the world."

~ What do you do when your island is overrun by goats? Something drastic. (via wnycradiolab)

Listening to this today. It’s great.

21 July 2014 ·

99percentinvisible:

In Seattle, there’s an elevated section of highway jutting out of SR 520, left over from a connector that was never completed. 

Over the years, Seattle residents have covered it in graffiti and transformed it into a dance floor, skateboard park, a swimming hole, and a kayaking course. Lovers have even been married under it. 

Now the city is scheduling the removal of the ramp. In tribute, a group of architects and designers have coated it with curved acrylic that will stay with the structure until its end.

Nooooooooooooooooooo

21 July 2014 ·

slaughterhouse90210:

“Basically, I realized I was living in that awful stage of life between twenty-six to and thirty-seven known as stupidity. It’s when you don’t know anything, not even as much as you did when you were younger, and you don’t even have a philosophy about all the things you don’t know, the way you did when you were twenty or would again when you were thirty-eight.” ― Lorrie Moore, Anagrams

slaughterhouse90210:

“Basically, I realized I was living in that awful stage of life between twenty-six to and thirty-seven known as stupidity. It’s when you don’t know anything, not even as much as you did when you were younger, and you don’t even have a philosophy about all the things you don’t know, the way you did when you were twenty or would again when you were thirty-eight.”
― Lorrie Moore,
Anagrams

16 July 2014 ·

NPR Anchor or Minor Star Wars Character? - Even Jabba the Hutt Is Disappointed

jordanmorris:

My opus.

Love this.

16 July 2014 ·

"Volunteers were asked whether, if given $5, they would spend some of it to avoid getting shocked again. The ones who said they would be willing to pay to avoid another shock were asked to sit alone and think for 15 minutes but were given the option of giving themselves that same shock by simply pushing a button."

~

Would you rather sit and think or get shocked? You’d be surprised

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0F827V20140703?irpc=932

7 July 2014 ·

What's the art?

"To live sanely in Los Angeles (or, I suppose, in any other large American city) you have to cultivate the art of staying awake. You must learn to resist (firmly but not tensely) the unceasing hypnotic suggestions of the radio, the billboards, the movies and the newspapers; those demon voices which are forever whispering in your ear what you should desire, what you should fear, what you should wear and eat and drink and enjoy, what you should think and do and be."
Christopher Isherwood

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