Predictions for Journalism 2012: Tim Carmody →
Love this dude.
In 2005, the suicide rate in the US was 11.0. The likeliest person to kill you...– Neven Mrgan: Murder stats
Books I Read This Year
Including but not limited to: Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work! - Douglas Coupland Citrus County - John Brandon Bad Nature, or With Elvis in Mexico - Javier Marias Paying For It - Chester Brown A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan Don’t Make Me Think - Steve Krug Zag - Marty Neumeier Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson Designing With Web Standards - Jeffrey Zeldman HTML5 for...
"Carrier IQ Says Measuring Mobile User Experience...
This, from a statement the company released on November 16th. If you aren’t already aware of what Carrier IQ does, read about it here. It’s unsurprising, but disappointing, that a rootkit manufacturer is defending its actions under the guise of “user experience”. In Cennydd Bowles’ Closing Plenary at this year’s IA Summit, he predicted the coming...
The problem [with the characteristics of viral memes] is that we can use these...– Jon Crowley
…I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed...– -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his Letter From A Birmingham Jail This, in response to Jay Smooth’s days-long Twitter convo with an apparently INSANE member of Occupy Oakland.
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — An airman armed with a pistol barricaded...– News from The Associated Press (via new-aesthetic)
[Amazon doesn’t] give a single shit about charity or helping the needy or...– Steve Yegge, former Amazon employee
There are two ways to build a successful company. One is to work very, very...– Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
Read This Before Our Next Meeting →
If you work somewhere that holds terrible meetings, you need to read this right now. The Kindle edition is free for Amazon Prime members, and if you go to booklending.com you can borrow it for free as well. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, just the Kindle app for your device. I read it on my Mac and iPod touch.)