Cities are living projects, and must be constantly edited, often by an invisible handone structure needs to be deleted to make room for another, an early draft of this neighborhood is recast in a newer, tighter form. If nostalgia rules the day, nothing changes, nothing moves forward.
via The Nostalgia Trap – Magazine – The Atlantic.
The slide show that is part of the article is quite nice. The print article doesn’t have that, and there is no indication that there is one noted. Good thing that I wanted to post a link with the quote above.
I have always been a fan of late 19th early 20th century industrial buildings. Could it have anything to do with growing up in northeast Jersey?
SITTING at a table in a Barnes & Noble in St. Petersburg, Fla., T. J. Waters was signing copies of his book Hyperformance when a fan standing in line with the eBook version walked up and said, Its too bad you cant sign my Kindle.
via Authors Sign eBooks Electronically – NYTimes.com.
Here’s a demo: HTML5 Music Notation Demo
via 0xFE – 11111110b – 0376 – 254 b9#9: Music Notation with HTML5 Canvas.
From Aaron Wagner RT @newsycombinator
PowerPoint makes us stupid, Gen. James N. Mattis of the Marine Corps, the Joint Forces commander, said this month at a military conference in North Carolina. (He spoke without PowerPoint.) Brig. Gen. H. R. McMaster, who banned PowerPoint presentations when he led the successful effort to secure the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar in 2005, followed up at the same conference by likening PowerPoint to an internal threat.
via Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War – PowerPoint – NYTimes.com.
The quality of licensed imagery is virtually indistinguishable now from the quality of images they might commission, Mr. Klein said. Yet the price point that the client, or customer, is charged is a fraction of the price point which they would pay for a professional image.
via For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path – NYTimes.com.
As new digital book tools and services roll out, we need to be able to evaluate not only the cool features they offer, but also whether they extend (or hamper) our rights and expectations.
The over-arching question: are digital books as good or better than physical books at protecting you and your rights as a reader?
via Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers | Electronic Frontier Foundation.
In August, we posted a photograph of some odd, rare clouds known as Morning Glory clouds without providing an explanation for how they form. In response to reader interest, we followed up with meteorologist Roger Smith of the University of Munich, who has studied their formation.
via Weird, Rare Clouds and the Physics Behind Them | Wired Science | Wired.com.
YouTube – New Ford Focus “Beautifully Arranged”.
The comments suggest that the instruments are “real” and the music is actually played on it.
Entertaining. Not all commercials are obnoxious.
Everybody knows what a cloverleaf looks like – but could you identify a volleyball, a double trumpet, or a “spooey” if you drove on one in the course of your highway travels? These are among the distinctive designs that transportation engineers have conjured up to keep traffic flowing and motorists headed in the right direction when major roads intersect.
via What’s A “Spooey”? A Field Guide To Freeway Interchanges, Part 1 » INFRASTRUCTURIST.
Nine years ago, Mr. Ellison sued Internet service providers for failing to stop a user from posting four of his stories to an online newsgroup. Since settling that suit, he has pursued more than 240 people who have posted his work to the Internet without permission. “If you put your hand in my pocket, you’ll drag back six inches of bloody stump,” he said.
via With E-Readers Comes Wider Piracy of Books – NYTimes.com:
Whenever I hear Harlan Ellison’s name I see Hunter Thompson’s image.
What’s up with that?
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