Archive for August, 2019
Love to hate congestion? We’ll never fix it by obsessing over speed or traffic delays. We need to rethink our whole transportation debate, starting with this premise: it’s not about how fast you can go. It’s about what you can get to.
I once wrote about a peculiar practice I do to help me become a less judgmental person. Whenever I’m out in public and I catch myself judging a stranger—for such offenses as poor sidewalk-sharing, or imprecise parking—I resolve instead to […]
Does your office need a "no-talk Thursdays" rule?
Steve Jobs said this and a lot more in 1980 as explored in this annotated twitter thread tracing the earliest use of this quote and how it evolved.
a blog by Jeff Atwood on programming and human factors
The inaugural Dance The Atlantic crossing from Southampton to New York.
For youngsters these days, an hour of free play is like a drop of water in the desert. Of course they’re miserable.
Actor Peter Fonda, the star of "Easy Rider," has died, his manager, Alan Somers, told CNN on Friday. Somers, told CNN on Friday.
Making Cloud.typography Fast(er) – CSS Wizardry – CSS Architecture, Web Performance Optimisation, and more, by Harry Roberts
What issues does Hoefler&Co’s Cloud.typography introduce, and how can we mitigate them?
Hi, Welcome to Big, a newsletter about the politics of monopoly. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. Or just read on… Today I’m going to do a short issue, a bit of the backstory on this terrifying New York Times article on how YouTube radicalized Brazil.
'There are these battles of access that often play out through architecture and urban design. They seem neutral at first, but then they become political.'
Sen. Ron Wyden accused U.S. cellular carriers of willingly helping the government spy on its own citizens.
Ringâs partnerships with law enforcement could be far more more widespread than previously reported.
Much repetition in writing comes under the heading of Two Words Where One Will Do. Some may strike you as obviousâââthough that doesnât stop them from showing up constantly. Others are more arcane.
The new docuseries “No One Saw a Thing,” premiering Aug. 1 on SundanceTV, explores the 1981 killing of Ken Rex McElroy, a local menace executed in front of 60 townsfolk.
Though the ethereal presence of Slowdiveâs Rachel Goswell is unmistakable, the UK bandâs self-titled debut is often tedious.
Hi, Welcome to Big, a newsletter about the politics of monopoly. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. Or just read on… Today I’m going to write about Google’s change to its Chrome browser, which is ruffling a few feathers in the publishing world.
MLB still leans on its longtime mud suppliers who harvest the secret sauce needed on every baseball.
Apple is taking a swipe at Facebook and other messaging apps by making a small but significant change to its mobile operating system.The change will restrict a feature that apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp used to make voice calls over the internet. Right now, the calling feature in ...
Hi, Welcome to Big, a newsletter about the politics of monopoly. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. Or just read on… A few weeks ago, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) dropped a giant report on the power of Google and Facebook, the result of an eighteen month investigation known as the
Often taking motifs from record sleeves or film posters, Stereolab's cut-and-paste aesthetic has provided a wealth of compelling cover art.
A little performance boost for your network-first service worker strategy.
Hi, Welcome to Big, a newsletter about the politics of monopoly. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. Or just read on… Today I’m going to do a bit of follow-up on private equity, the force taking over global business. In the last issue of Big, I wrote about the history and philosophy of PE, and why it’s such a remarkably impactful trend. Here’s one reaction, which I think hits at something important.