26 July 2014

Weave got mail.

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big backlog of tumblr posts.

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27 June 2014
GOPRO HAS SOLD CONSUMERS NOT ON THE CAMERA, ITSELF, BUT ON SOMETHING THE SMARTPHONE CAN’T EASILY REPLACE: THE EXPERIENCE OF USING THE CAMERA.
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22 April 2014

Gif Horoscope: April 21-27

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This week is the one we’ve been waiting for - the Cardinal Grand Cross.

It is going to be dramatic Tuesday and Wednesday as the cardinals face off in all their sequined glory. It is Showdown Time. (More on the spectacular 1967 film the above gif is from,”Les Demoiselles de Rochefort,” in my new newsletter

I looked it up, guys. The cardinal grand cross really is a thing, not to be confused with the Tennessee Straight Royale. This should be a big week.

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futuramb:

No, Tech Adoption Is Not Speeding Up
Yes, Matt Novak you are completely right about that the data is not showing what Vox argues that it says.
But, the analysis of adoption is of course even more complex than that. A single technology in itself (whatever we define it as) is a very bad (and difficult) object of analysis. And connect the adoption of that technical idea to generations, perspectives, values or behavior is extremely difficult.
One example I read about from the other day was that a group of teenagers told researchers that they stopped using Facebook and used Instagram and Twitter instead. A year or two ago I read about that (another group of) teenagers didn’t use Twitter because it was more of a parent thing…
In these examples we are not talking about technologies almost at all, but relatively rapidly changing behavior according to how a certain tool fits into a certain behavior for a certain age group.
The solution is probably to paraphrase a well known book title: “It is complicated”.
But I would still argue that some things are changing faster than they did 30 years ago, which in turn changed faster than they did 70 years ago.
What we also forget is that during the late 19th century and early 20th century we had a tremendous pace of change for a while. But then it slowed down for various reasons… So if we want to talk of trends we probably have to take much longer perspective that 150 years!

When bad analysis and faulty source information attacks

futuramb:

No, Tech Adoption Is Not Speeding Up

Yes, Matt Novak you are completely right about that the data is not showing what Vox argues that it says.

But, the analysis of adoption is of course even more complex than that. A single technology in itself (whatever we define it as) is a very bad (and difficult) object of analysis. And connect the adoption of that technical idea to generations, perspectives, values or behavior is extremely difficult.

One example I read about from the other day was that a group of teenagers told researchers that they stopped using Facebook and used Instagram and Twitter instead. A year or two ago I read about that (another group of) teenagers didn’t use Twitter because it was more of a parent thing…

In these examples we are not talking about technologies almost at all, but relatively rapidly changing behavior according to how a certain tool fits into a certain behavior for a certain age group.

The solution is probably to paraphrase a well known book title: “It is complicated”.

But I would still argue that some things are changing faster than they did 30 years ago, which in turn changed faster than they did 70 years ago.

What we also forget is that during the late 19th century and early 20th century we had a tremendous pace of change for a while. But then it slowed down for various reasons… So if we want to talk of trends we probably have to take much longer perspective that 150 years!

When bad analysis and faulty source information attacks

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7 April 2014

new meme

shutupanddiehl:

banderboucher:

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Quentin Tarantino thinking about Quentin Tarantino

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29 March 2014

lacienegasmiled:

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

(Source: harrattanparhar, via lacienegasmiled)

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12 March 2014
After that, he and his co-host said the word “hashtag” for an hour, pausing to take occasional questions.

Hucksters and hustlers: inside the hidden brand orgy of SXSW | The Verge (via leahj)

This session in 2008 was one of the last ones I attended - if it’s the watershed moment I picked the right time to stop going.

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8 March 2014
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7 March 2014
Straight ballin’

Straight ballin’

(Source: BuzzFeed)

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6 March 2014
hot-dog-legs:

Hot dogs and mac n cheese for dinner tonight!

Which is it!!! The afoot game is maddening.

hot-dog-legs:

Hot dogs and mac n cheese for dinner tonight!

Which is it!!! The afoot game is maddening.

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