The Chosen Few: A New Explanation of Jewish... →
Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1 Billion? →
Noooo!!! Don’t sell it @DavidKarp! Look what Yahoo did to Delic.io.us and the rest! Seriously, why sell when investors could provide the exact same amount?
Why your 8-year-old should be coding | VentureBeat →
Never attempt to dry a pet in the oven.– Is this in every cooker’s User Manual?
Amazon is not a retailer anymore, it is the largest behavioral marketing company...– Yaakov Kimelfeld, chief research officer at Kantar Media Compete, talking to Reuters about the company’s advertising network prospects. (via parislemon)
We’ve had enough Bushes.– Barbara Bush on why she doesn’t see her son Jeb running for president in 2016. via CNN (via officialssay)
How Memoirists Mold the Truth →
parislemon: André Aciman for NYT: Words radiate something that is more luminous, more credible and more durable than real facts, because under their stewardship, it is not truth we’re after; what we want instead is something that was always there but that we weren’t seeing and are only now, with the genius of retrospection, finally seeing as it should have occurred and might as well have...
Letters of Note: The Heinlein Maneuver →
"Too Much Twitter" →
Discover needs to get far better at surfacing the most interesting things from your own timeline that happened since you last looked at Twitter. Imagine if instead of showing interesting things from all around Twitter, Discover focused on your own timeline and showed you the most interesting and important things since you last checked Twitter. It could display the tweets by people you follow...
As I scan the statements of my memory bank for early deposits (it’d be a...– Russel Brand: http://m.guardiannews.com/politics/2013/apr/09/russell-brand-margaret-thatcher
Must-Have Clauses in Your Freelance Contracts →
OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building -... →
New York Times: Texas wants to restore family... →
chartier: Next on the agenda: restoring funding for planning farther than two feet past one’s irrational ideals.
You Are Boring
yourmonkeycalled: Here’s the full text of a piece I wrote for The Magazine a few months ago. I really enjoyed writing it, and would like to thank Marco once again for publishing it there. If you haven’t checked out The Magazine yet, you should. Anyway, here’s why you’re a total snooze: Everything was going great until you showed up. You see me across the crowded room, make your way over, and...
The ‘carried interest’ loophole allows unearned income (stocks, bonds,...– Bud Myers, Daily Kos
Why not limit the mortgage interest deduction to $25,000 a year, so the rest of...– Robert Reich (via azspot) The “carried interest” loophole allows unearned income (such as stocks, bonds, annuities, vested stock options, real estate, rental income, dividends, silver, wine, art, gold, etc.), to be taxed at the capital gains tax rate of 20% — just HALF the top marginal...
On Watch Rumors
minimalmac: And here, in a single image, is why we have no idea what Apple may or may not be working on, why it is useless to speculate about it, and why almost anything we can think it might be act or look like is likely wrong.
The iWatch is not the goal
I don’t think Apple is spending as much time & resources on an iWatch as has been reported. Why? Even if it’s insanely great, something more than a nice-to-have possible accessory/usecase for an iPodNano-sized device, Apple would still view it as just a stepping stone. The real goal is to make devices as portable, bendable, rollable & foldable as paper — or disappear altogether...
iCloud's lack of a folder structure vs. Dropbox
Rene Ritchie offers some thoughtful analysis on this. Here’s how I see it. iCloud’s lack of a folder structure means large numbers of files become unmanageable: the more files you have, the (exponentially) more difficult it is to find any particular file. Someone or something doing the management of file organization is necessary. But the way iOS does it now — having content (pretty...
Growing up is after all only the realization that one’s unique and...– ― Doris Lessing