In Georgia, Sean Hannity is just another landlord hiking the rent
That’s the essence of Kubrick’s dark prophecy: as we come to rely on computers to mediate our understanding of the world, it is our own intelligence that flattens into artificial intelligence.
If we lose those quiet spaces, or fill them up with “content,” we will sacrifice something important not only in our selves but in our culture.
Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.
Wherever people are, however they access the web, whatever special considerations need to be made to accommodate them … we should build our products to support them.
VR and AR, while nascent markets today, are expected to explode over the next several years.
Podcasters might start thinking about the questions they want their podcast episodes to be the answer for.
Audio discovery through search is game-changer, and could be a catalyst for podcast audience growth, particularly on Android devices.
Podcasts will show up in Google Search as a “first-class citizen” alongside the text, image, and video results you are used to seeing.
Savvy, niche online sellers can be successful by taking advantage of this new retail landscape.
Marketers may be taking behavior into account, but they’re largely ignoring context and emotion.
Line cooking, done well, is a dance—a highspeed, Balanchine collaboration.
If you’re online, you’re being tracked.
Facebook’s approach to content moderation isn’t proactive, it’s reactive. And sporadically reactive at best.
“Echo” is a good name for Amazon’s device because it creates an algorithmic feedback loop in which nothing original emerges.
Put an air gap between your brain and the internet.
How good of a tastemaker can a machine ultimately be?
“Private equity controls management and the board of directors. They can fire anyone at any time. They sit at both sides of the table. There is no one looking out for the workers.”
Each of these traits warned users that the rectangle was a promotion, so they could confidently ignore it.
Building a database of notes via forms and spreadsheet apps. Love it, and wondering why I'm not already doing it. 😶
The fish may be just as fresh on Friday, but it’s on Tuesday that you’ve got the good will of the kitchen on your side.
Write as often as you have something to say, with the goal to publish once or twice each week.
It’s easier to get readers’ attention if you have multiple opportunities to do so.
When we design our cities differently, when we get the densities and the mix of uses right, then you can choose to forgo the long commute – you can walk or cycle.
Capital should follow talent, not talent following capital.
The problem is us, the tech sector, and the mindset that valuation is the scorecard by which we measure ourselves.
It’s not the buildings that strike fear and loathing into the hearts of neighbors. It’s the demographic implications.
Actionable content and calls to action are two very different things.
Folks, CSS is not broken, and it’s not too hard.
When customers can operate both privately and independently, we’ll get far better markets than today’s ethically bankrupt advertising and marketing system could ever give us.
Our feeds have grown stale and are littered with ads and celebrities and influencers: people who are still posting actively, professionally, obligatorily.
The internet is a utility world for me now. It is efficient and all-encompassing. It is not very much fun.