February 28, 2007

A Condo Tower Grows in Brooklyn - washingtonpost.com, the national press catches a long brewing local story...

Posted by William Blaze at 05:41 PM | Comments (0)

peterme.com :: Michael Pollan and John Mackey be sure to check their letters back and forth, quite interesting.

Posted by William Blaze at 05:33 PM | Comments (0)

richardsona // Adam Richardson's Blog - Blog - Org Chart 2.0: Built for Systems Thinking, It's a touch heavy on the "new new" hyperbole, but a very valid question none the less.

Posted by William Blaze at 03:26 PM | Comments (0)

February 27, 2007

Pruned: Super-Versailles, on the massive wall sized control room screens

Posted by William Blaze at 02:35 PM | Comments (0)

February 25, 2007

Howard Schultz concerned about Starbucks expansion, really interesting internal memo from the Starbucks CEO where he comes rather honestly face to face with the Starbucksification of his brand. It's easy to forget that at one point Starbucks actually made decent (and from what I understand at an earlier point even great) coffee. The question I keep wondering though is just what did Starbucks do with those thousands of La Marzoccas?

Posted by William Blaze at 09:59 PM | Comments (0)

February 24, 2007

February 22, 2007

February 21, 2007

Flickr: Erik Nitsche collection, a small set of images from my favorite modernist era (but too good to be called modernist) designer. I actually had a collection of nearly all his General Dynamics annual reports, which I long since left with a friend who hopefully still has them. Anyone know a good scanning service in NY, they are well worth documenting...

Posted by William Blaze at 03:57 PM | Comments (0)

Flow Map Layout

Posted by William Blaze at 03:17 PM | Comments (0)

February 20, 2007

Sugar rush | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited "'Sugar is as dangerous as tobacco [and] should be classified as a hard drug, for it is harmful and addictive,' according to a recent article in the British Medical Journal."

Posted by William Blaze at 06:48 PM | Comments (0)

The Old Guard Flexes Its Muscles (While It Still Can) - New York Times, on the Networks response to YouTube.

Posted by William Blaze at 05:00 AM | Comments (0)

February 19, 2007

rodcorp: Monocle first impressions, pretty on point, Wallpaper meets the The Economist was actually the exact same hollywood pitch synopsis I was using. The first issue is uneven, but if the weaker points get ironed out, not accentuated as things move on this will be a great mag. The risk however is in the ads, which lean towards that high income wallpaper side of things, and the weaker articles have that bad writing for rich people sort of thing going on. Any slide toward that direction and the result is just another nauseous luxury lifestyle mag. The fact that they are opening news bureaus is a good sign they'll move in the right direction, so the odds are looking nice.

Posted by William Blaze at 05:06 PM | Comments (0)

Chvez Threatens to Jail Price Control Violators - New York Times, hard to tell exactly what is happening down their from this distance, but the Times at least is painting a picture of a ghostly echo of the mistakes of 20th century communism and if the left is going to go anywhere they desperately need to learn from and not repeat those mistakes...

Posted by William Blaze at 04:48 PM | Comments (0)

Hip-Hop Outlaw (Industry Version) - Samantha M. Shapiro - New York Times, Sam's an old friend, great writer and covering the DJ Drama drama for the NYTimes magazine.

Posted by William Blaze at 01:06 AM | Comments (0)

February 16, 2007

The Ecstasy of Influence (Harpers.org) Jonathan Lethem in defense of plagiarism and against copyright.

Posted by William Blaze at 12:48 AM | Comments (0)

February 15, 2007

February 14, 2007

strange maps

Posted by William Blaze at 08:02 PM | Comments (0)

Hello, Christian Science Monitor readers! Flood of knockoff merchandise triggers a wider crackdown across US | csmonitor.com is well worth reading, and not because it somehow features a quote from your's truly...

Posted by William Blaze at 04:17 PM | Comments (0)

February 13, 2007

Meesters & Van Der Park

Posted by William Blaze at 09:29 PM | Comments (0)

The Wizards of Buzz - WSJ.com

Posted by William Blaze at 09:27 PM | Comments (0)

YouTube - Kettle race

Posted by William Blaze at 09:19 PM | Comments (0)

February 11, 2007

The Real Problem For YouTube Publishing 2.0 with some response from both me and the excellent Mike Migurski in the comments.

Posted by William Blaze at 03:54 PM | Comments (0)

February 10, 2007

February 08, 2007


Posted by William Blaze at 05:08 PM | Comments (0)

MOG looks like one of the more interesting of the social music sites, although some Pandora style radio functionality could really add to it..

Posted by William Blaze at 04:43 PM | Comments (0)

Social Music Overview

Posted by William Blaze at 04:14 PM | Comments (0)

Stop SMS!

Posted by William Blaze at 04:12 PM | Comments (0)

February 07, 2007

RSOE HAVARIA Emergency and Disaster Information Service, crazy map of all the current "disasters" on the globe.

Posted by William Blaze at 02:46 PM | Comments (0)

Daring Fireball: Reading Between the Lines of Steve Jobs's 'Thoughts on Music', I'm starting to think that Job's offer to do away with DRM in the iTunes store is indeed a bluff, but people often bluff with pretty decent hands. I'm pretty sure Apple prefers their "FairPlay" tech lock over selling unprotected MP3 files, but they look great saying they are against DRM knowing that the big guns in the music industry will never call that bluff. And if they actually do, well Apple can handle it, they'd just rather not...

Posted by William Blaze at 02:44 PM | Comments (0)

February 06, 2007

Apple - Thoughts on Music, Steve Jobs is credited with writing that, and he comes out strongly against DRM, very interesting.

Posted by William Blaze at 08:41 PM | Comments (0)

February 05, 2007

BLDGBLOG: Urban Knot Theory

Posted by William Blaze at 03:31 PM | Comments (0)

February 04, 2007

At Davos, The Politicians Got Web 2.0 More Than The Business People. Not too surprising actually, democratic politics is a highly networked and in places highly distributed process. Big corporations on the other hand tend to have centralized hierarchies not all too different than say a 16th century monarchies...

Posted by William Blaze at 04:17 PM | Comments (0)


Posted by William Blaze at 03:53 PM | Comments (0)