Category Archives: Clipped
“When Unix was created and when it formed its cultural values, there were no end users. Computers were expensive, CPU time was expensive, and learning about computers meant learning how to program. It’s no wonder that the culture which emerged valued things which are useful to other programmers.” Jun 28, 2013
—Joel Spolsky, “Biculturalism” In this essay, Spolsky reviews Eric S. Raymond’s recent book, and examines differences between the cultural values of Windows and Unix programmers and how that translates into different user experiences. I like the essay quite a bit—it … Continue reading
“The problem with most Web video startups is that you’ve seen them before. Another compilation of cheap clips posing as the next big cable channel. Another solution for nonexistent ‘discovery’ problems. Another ‘Instagram for video’ that won’t be.” Jun 27, 2013
—Peter Kafka, AllThingsD
“Developing better in-car technology is critical for automakers like GM to attract younger, tech-savvy buyers. If they can pull it off, the companies will generate new sources of revenue and boost profit margins. One approach may be for GM to sell advertising within the car itself.” Jun 14, 2013
—Tim McLaughlin recounting remarks by General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson Please, please no.
“I approach my journalism as a litigator. People say things, you assume they are lying, and dig for documents to prove it.” Jun 7, 2013
—Glenn Greenwald on investigating government surveillance programs
Awesome Artwork by Kate Themel Jun 6, 2013
I love highlighting cool artists I come across in day to day life. One of our local cafes, The Funky Monkey, is also a gallery and some of the artists’ work they display is really beautiful stuff. One of the … Continue reading
—Nicco Mele via Anne Wizorek
Technology Review on TV’s Staying Power Jun 6, 2013
Technology Review just published this interesting infographic on the persistence of traditional television viewing in the age of the Internet.