I cannot imagine marrying into that family.
Sadly, it’s that last sentence that’s the impetus behind this.
Just like AOL Instant Messenger was the original Facebook, I’ll always think of Winamp as the original iTunes. Until now, I only knew that AOL was at the helm for one of these collapses.
Douglas Rushkoff: Present Shock. When Everything Happens Now (by Piers Fawkes)
This guy makes some amazing points on the use of media, and on where society is going. I see he’s also got a TedTalk with the same title.
20 years ago today they recorded this part of music history
I vividly remember watching this; you know, when there was still music on Music TeleVision. This also means we’re less than 6 months from another 20 year Nirvana mark. Time Flies.
Initially released independently in a reported run of just 500 copies on Basquiat’s own Tartown Inc. imprint — and featuring his exclusive artwork — the original vinyl has been known to change hands for upwards of $1,500, making it among the most valuable rap records ever made, though a relative steal for a vintage Basquiat print. (via Basquiat’s ‘Beat Bop’: An Oral History of One of the Most Valuable Hip-Hop Records of All Time | SPIN | The Making Of)
How public transportation can reduce congestion.
This is so obvious to people who don’t worship cars and the luxury, yes the luxury, of taking public transport.
I love seeing this, but can’t help wondering why it takes a gif to garner so much attention. Isn’t the statement made by the 3-panel image strong enough?
Whether he realizes it or not, this statement sums up tech valuations. Take a bunch of old guys, give them the money. What’s sexy usually happens to be something they don’t understand, so they end up paying through the nose for it.
“We do not know of a single case of a cyclist fatality in which the driver was prosecuted, except for D.U.I. or hit-and-run,” Leah Shahum, the executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, told me.
Laws do forbid reckless driving, gross negligence and vehicular manslaughter. The problem, according to Ray Thomas, a Portland, Ore., attorney who specializes in bike law, is that “jurors identify with drivers.” Convictions carry life-destroying penalties, up to six years in prison, Mr. Thomas pointed out, and jurors “just think, well, I could make the same mistake. So they don’t convict.” That’s why police officers and prosecutors don’t bother making arrests. Most cops spend their lives in cars, too, so that’s where their sympathies lie.”