Do Authors Write Where They Know?
"The message was clear and intoxicating: society valued our contributions and, by extension, us. Still, the C.E.O. motivated us with fear. 'We are at war,' he would say, his jaw tense. We would look down at our bottles of kombucha and nod gravely."
Imagine: rational priorities in handset design!
The next time you feel *ANY* anger about having to share American highways with semi trucks, remember that virtually your entire life is made possible by trucks: 98% of all transported goods in the United States are moved by truck.
A semi tractor is the *only* vehicle to date which I cut my first opportunity to drive it short. It was simply too big of a pain in my ass.
BE THANKFUL BITCH.
one hell of an email.
Boy, I’m pretty sure we have been talking about this for my whole life.
"The moment I found out Trump could tweet himself was comparable to the moment in 'Jurassic Park' when Dr. Grant realized that velociraptors could open doors," recalled McConney, who was the Trump Organization’s director of social media from 2011 to 2017. "I was like, 'Oh no.'"
From my Chuck essay:
"From the broadest possible pop cultural lens, Chuck's most spectacular and widely-circulated work, demographically (I assume) is his 2015 interview and cover story for GQ with Taylor Swift – then "the most popular human alive." Yes, it really is worth dwelling on the image: this guy... this very Dorky Dad, just hanging out with the most highly-demanded teen idol who's ever lived, sitting awkwardly next to her in the backseat of her car as she maniacally panics to accept a call from Justin Timberlake. When one Chucks such a distinguished contrast upon such a high-profile contemporary medium, the weight of the potential scrutiny becomes palpable, but Klosterman anticipates and braces for this (very risky) business in the only manner he can: acknowledging it over and over and over again in the second paragraph of his every interview appearance."
I may have recommended this before, but I don't even care.
One day in 2012, I posited this about the future: "everyone will be live streaming but no one will be watching except God."
Perhaps you've already read this 6-year-old post or seen its lecture video counterpart, but I think it's imporant we ALL be reminded of what exactly The Open Web actually *is* and all that it can be.
An underground art blog a friend of mine is helping launch.
How much longer will we remember that absolutes aren’t?
Obviously, this is destined to cause some nostalgic howling. MapQuest is #30!!! And LOOK at Pitchfork's early website.
"The Rolling Stones are the top-earning rock band in 2018 (over $100 million so far), and groups like the Eagles and U2 outrank younger megastars including Jay-Z and Beyonce (no. 11), Katy Perry (no. 14), and Kendrick Lamar (no. 18)."
In case it isn't obvious, this is no less than a *cultural crisis.* Imagine if Scott Joplin was making 10 times more on tour than The Beatles in 1967.
Jlin is special; Jlin interviews are always special. So much so, I created a reference for them: http://www.extratone.com/jlininterviews/
Perhaps the all around most compelling and emotionally-effective feature of 2017.
A one-of-a-kind experience which I've counted on to make myself feel better about humanity during particularly dark times.
Mark proudly acknowledges I'm Jewish and actually makes a pretty funny I should fire myself joke on the spot. Much less painful of an experience than the hearings.
This gorgeously-designed adventure is the singular work that caught my attention back to Wired after years.
UNQUESTIONABLY one of the most important insights into the tedium and outrageously-unlikely glory within American working-class culture. Via subscriber and pal Moe Malik.
One of last year’s best.
I’m just wondering what cell network he’s using that would allow him to do this while DRIVING AROUND ST. LOUIS.