Has it really been 7 years since I relaunched tinywords.com? Time flies. I am no longer editing the journal — that job has been ably taken over by Kathe Palka and Peter Newton — but I continue to maintain the technical side of the site, which is now about 16 years old. It is one […]
This is what I was searching for about not panicking and not overdoing the outrage. (click through to see Quinn’s whole thread) Let me say something to my friends about the political emotion of the moment… I have spent an unusual portion of my life in mortal danger. — Quinn's internet 👻 (@quinnnorton) November 29, […]
2016 translation guide alt right = neo nazi Fake news = propaganda Normalizing = appeasement
There have been a disturbing number of racist incidents in the wake of Trump’s election. This video, filmed in response to a similar reaction after Brexit, is really helpful.
Watching a bunch of people in Ohio watch the rain fall.
At #money2020, @martindale predicts Bitcoin price will increase 10x, to $6,000+, in 12 months 🙄 crossposted from Facebook October 24, 2016 at 05:05PM
“If you have an immutable record, authoritarian gov’ts might find that very interesting too.” Jamie Smith of @BitFuryGroup #Money2020 crossposted from Facebook October 24, 2016 at 04:42PM
“Smart contracts are neither smart nor are they contracts…what they are is automated bits of business logic.” Jacob Farber at #Money2020 crossposted from Facebook October 23, 2016 at 02:35PM
I become aware of cello sounds over the speakers. My breathing slows, brow un-furrows, & I gradually realize it is @zoecello
Comedian Samantha Bee has a late-night talk show that starts this week. From a recent New York Times story on the show: “The ‘Full Frontal’ producers used a blind submissions process to hire new writers, meaning they did not know the names or backgrounds of the people whose material they were reading.” That’s a great […]
This story deserves an award of some kind for business writing. A subject like this calls for just the right mix of completely straight-faced reporting and just a tiny hint of a wink. Plus, of course, a huge love of Doritos. I laughed, and I wept a bit for the outright enthusiasm that Taco Bell’s […]
“In short, Aaron Swartz was not the super hacker breathlessly described in the Government’s indictment and forensic reports, and his actions did not pose a real danger to JSTOR, MIT or the public. He was an intelligent young man who found a loophole that would allow him to download a lot of documents quickly. This […]