January 31, 2007

The Long Tail: The beginner's guide to critiquing the Long Tail, in which Chris Anderson addresses some common critiques of his theory and in some ways confirms mine...

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January 30, 2007

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Unhappy Meals - Michael Pollan - New York Times

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

"1. Eat food. Though in our current state of confusion, this is much easier said than done. So try this: Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. (Sorry, but at this point Moms are as confused as the rest of us, which is why we have to go back a couple of generations, to a time before the advent of modern food products.) There are a great many foodlike items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food (Go-Gurt? Breakfast-cereal bars? Nondairy creamer?); stay away from these."

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Raining E-Blows on Egos - New York Times, It doesn't exactly include any real evidence, but this little Times Style piece is claiming there is now targeted spam going out. Even if it doesn't quite exist yet, it's bound to come down the pipe soon enough, but what I want to know is what are the actual mechanics of it all?

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January 27, 2007

John Battelle's Searchblog: The Bummer Of Davos... where every session is off the record, the people in power need to stay in power after don't they...

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January 26, 2007

YouTube - Kool G Rap ft. Nas - Fastlife, rare Nas from his prime, damn...

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RIP Disco D

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January 24, 2007

Google Operating System: Google Shows Really Big Checkout Buttons, interesting to see how Google starts to act more and more like a traditional advertiser as the easy money side of things slows down.. Wonder what would have happened if they hadn't gone on a hiring rampage, if they had kept costs low they might have been able to keep their pure text ethos rolling for a long time, or maybe not... Guess that's the Craig's List model.

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Many Eyes, IBM's shared data visualization site, Wattenberg & Viegas apparently involved, but it's still not working great for me.

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January 23, 2007

January 22, 2007

One of the remarkable things about YouTube and era of cheap videocameras is that people are growing up with a remarkable degree of understanding about the art film/video editing. I'm not quite sure that this is what the old school media theorists had in mind when they pushed "media literacy" but evenNike is hyping video editing to the world. Plus I contributed a microsecond or two of Flash animation to that site, so...

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January 21, 2007

Did Apple Borrow the iPhone Design from Someone Else? : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech, a little overstated, but it serves as a decent survey of previous touchscreen phones.

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With Field-Goal Accuracy on the Rise, Are Kickers Too Good? - New York Times Personally I'm not even sure why the game needs field goals at all.. or any kicks for that matter. Why not just let the QB throw the ball for a "kick off"?

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Who Is Jonathan Ive?

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January 20, 2007

January 19, 2007

"More people visit a Starbucks every week (40 million) than watch the highest rated TV show (20 million), we are a network. "

Howard Schultz on Charlie Rose- January 17th, 2006

I'm sure you could say the same thing about McDonald's or Subway or a few other of the biggest chains, but Starbucks owns nearly all their stores, they don't franchise, creates some rather interesting scenarios in the future I think...

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Scale-Free Networks

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January 18, 2007

January 16, 2007

Nike+iPod Dissection

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January 15, 2007

The Pinocchio Theory » Blog Archive » DeLanda, A New Philosophy of Society, a book I can also recommend. Need to read it again before really commenting though, beyond the fact that I wish DeLanda would address Latour given the nearly parallel but not yet crossing paths they are pursuing.

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Open the Future: Beauty and the Beast (on the closed source iPhone)

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January 12, 2007

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January 10, 2007

The Travelbox

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January 09, 2007

January 08, 2007

NY Food Museum

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National Guardsmen overrun at the Border "A U.S. Border Patrol entry Identification Team site was overrun Wednesday night along Arizona's border with Mexico.

"According to the Border Patrol, an unknown number of gunmen attacked the site in the state's West Desert Region around 11 p.m. The site is manned by National Guardsmen. Those guardsmen were forced to retreat."

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Doors of Perception weblog: Global place - or is it a hat? John Thackara keynote on sustainable futures.

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January 07, 2007

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January 02, 2007

3000 Faces - New York Times

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January 01, 2007

gladwell dot com - blowing up, Gladwell on Nassim Taleb

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