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“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

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“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

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“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.

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“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

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Roundup of Recent Links Jun 7, 2013

Old Against New, or a Coming of Age? Rethinking Broadcasting in an Era of Electronic Media // A very interesting call for papers by Stacy Blasiola, R. Stuart Geiger and Airi Lampinen for a special issue of The Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic … Continue reading

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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

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“The best minds of my generation are thinking how to make people click ads.” Jun 6, 2013

—Nicco Mele via Anne Wizorek

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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.

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Roundup of Recent Links Jun 6, 2013

For better or worse, in the wake of Google Reader’s announced demise I’ve migrated from Reader to Feedly after trying out a few different alternatives.  In the process I’ve begun to make RSS feeds part of my daily routine again … Continue reading

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CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox are all wrapping up one of their worst seasons on record. Many successful shows have lost steam, with no breakout hits to fill the void. The trickle of viewers that has been lost year over year became a sharp drop. … A media analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch was quoted in The New York Times saying ‘This year was the tipping point.'” May 19, 2013

—Studio 360, “Is Network TV Dead Yet?”

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