Unless your site is about one thing, it’s about everything - Ha ha, brilliant!
THE EXECUTIVE COMPUTER - The NY Times.
Man wrong about everything for ten years says Silicon Valley in bubble because someone disagrees with him.— Ben Thompson (@monkbent) February 20, 2015
How Can We Explain The Mystery Of Consciousness? - David Chalmers
'There's such a poor community for new bands. It's a really bad thing for British music' - Royal Blood interview, Telegraph.
YouTube for Kids - Launching on February 23.
Don't just do something stand there - Euan Semple
Apple created a new premium segment in phones that didn't exist before. That's not possible in cars— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) February 20, 2015
How people Photoshopped before Photoshop - Photoshop is 25 years old.
They love to portray themselves as objective defenders of free speech but never forget the fact they are corporate entities driven to turn a profit by selling their readers' eyeballs to the highest bidders.
My Own Life - Oliver Sacks. Wonderful. Utterly wonderful.
How the web went from idea to reality - Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
IFTTT Launches DO x 3 Workflow automation service IFTTT has unbundled itelf into four Apps. IF, Do Note, Do Button and Do Camera in an attempt to differentiate itself from the more sophisticated and 'Pro' App Workflow.
"Young people need three things from a news source: content must be mobile–friendly, social (ie sharable, peer–to–peer, user–generated), and presented in an engaging, accessible manner..." - Snapchat, a serious platform for news?
Alien 5 - Neill Blomkamp sequel officially greenlit.
The Right Kind of Friction - I think the fundamentals underlying this is why I use Fargo, because it's a pain in the arse to use!
Samsung Wants To Build LoopPay Into Devices, And To Build A Holistic Mobile Wallet - Good luck with that.
How Apple Reinvented Premium - The watch will dominate so many narratives across many sectors this year.
There Is No App - An old piece but a prescient one. I believe Apps will morph and and change possibly even disappear over time.
Limpet teeth found to be strongest natural material - That would explain it!
Redmond and Reality - Ben Thompson on a resurgent Microsoft.
Sweden's Prostitution Solution - Why Hasn't Anyone Tried This Before?
Banks to allow account access using fingerprint tech - Apple perfectly poised.
Snapchat values itself at $19bn. Does it now?
Backed By A16Z, London-Based Money Transfer Startup TransferWise Finally Launches In The U.S TransferWise has served me well and saved me a lot of money over the years.
Modest Mouse Channel Talking Heads for New Track Talking Heads, one of the great, great bands.
Apple orders 5-6 million Watches for first run Doesn't sound like very many does it?
Power and corruption, the game - Boing Boing.
ISIL releases audio of negotiations over pilot's fate - Open Source terrorism anyone?
Why Samsung Design Stinks - Self explanatory.
Microsoft Office for iOS now supports iCloud storage - The times they are a changin'. Fast. This would have been inconceivable a year ago.
Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means.
Are we ready for companies that run themselves? - David Morris, Aeon.
Belonging - euansemple.com.
Mars One mission: 5 Britons shortlisted for one-way trip to Red Planet - Telegraph. Wow. Incredible to see people offering themselves up.
Writing lists to make sense of the world. The Lisicle taps into this fundamental system for organising the world. In some sense the list is a more simplified and elemental version of story or narrative. Broadly speaking story is something we read, listen or have presented to us. Lists are structure we create for ourselves.
Noise pollution is making us oblivious to the sound of nature - The Guardian.
Watching Goodfellas - A timeless classic.
Exponent Episode 035 – Fascinating. Apple's new market - the rest of your life.
Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple - The New Yorker.
Dave's MyWord! Phil Windley loves it. But how many people can actually use it? There's a significant barrier to entry to much of what Dave Winer is building and that's a shame because it's the inherent user-hostility of some his products that will surely limit the growth they so deserve.
Michael Mann: the crime drama kingpin on murder and malware - I'll always watch a Michael Mann film. Looking forward to Blackhat although reviews have been poor.
Benedict's Evans' Newsletter: No. 100 - required reading.
There's talk of Apple working on a car. Inevitable I suppose as they shift from creating comupters that we insert into our lives to consumer products that happen to have computers inside then. These days that is effectievly all products. Perhaps why Mark Newsom has been recruited to take the pressure off Jony Ive in inventing how the future will look and work. Or, as is usual for Apple rumours, not.
A wonderful lack of normality - euansemple.com.
Snapchat Discover, a good example of tailoring form of content to the platform. Flipboard on the web, a good example of trying to squeeze one platform's style into another. And failing. Snapchat Discover content feels right. Flipboard on the web feels wrong.
It's time to finish Twitter Dave Winer
Meet the Lutz pod The UK's first driverless 'car'.
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe Required viewing.
myword.io Another Dave Winer product.
There's an ongoing tension between large, commercial, closed systems which are easy to use and have millions of users and the small, independent, open systems which are hard to use and consequently cannot generate a critical mass of users.
The Masterful Lighting of Architect David Adjaye
Apple's New Market - Ben Thompson
Why? I didn't want to but I thought I ought to as it occurred to me that the only descriptions of the recent ISIS videos of executions had been through the media. I have a persistent underlying, low level distrust of all media or at least the mediation of sources and evidence.
Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue - Today's soundtrack
It is merely a quirk of our evolution that we are able to visualise the dimension of space while being blind to the dimension of time. Is it conceivable that a form of life elsewhere in the universe is able to perceive time but not space or perhaps has evolved to perceive both?
Guerrilla Public Service - 99% Invisible
Snapchat has nailed mobile-native video - Quartz.
No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning.
In search of objects - Benedict Evans.
Classic Reddit - A three year old allegedly comes up with fourth dimension. Okaaaay.
The web's not dead after all - Mobile first darling and evangelist Flipboard is now available on the web. Why?
Better Call Saul has not disappointed. Superb writing, great direction and perfect performances. The eponymous lead is such a rich and interesting character I can see longevity in this spin off that might even surpass its progenitor.
Still trying to figure out the point of Gone Girl. Extraordinarily vacuous and self indulgent. At its core a clueless author seemingly only capable of creating two dimensional characters.
A Love Supreme by John Coltrane. Today's soundtrack. I have no idea what's going on but I love it.
That's how I would describe Dave Winer in regard to the work he's been doing on the web from Fargo right up to today with the advent of his new Liveblogging tool. His products have a charmingly hand-crafted, rough hewn feel about them. Not unpleasantly ragged around the edges. Products only a mother could love. Minimum viable products. Prototypes awaiting final user-ready development.
Our visual perception has only evolved to see so far. In the best case under the best conditions, as far as the horizon. Beyond that we are as blind to the specifics of what lies ahead in space as we are to what lies ahead in time.
We do have guides however from people who have travelled to places and times we have not. Space explorers can visit and tell us of lands as yet unknown to us. Time travellers, people older than us, who have travelled futher in time than us can inform of what lies ahead in time.
Time is as much a dimension as space. Places in space are the same as events in time. In space, to move from one point to another you must pass through all the points on the way to that place (whatever route you take). A direct route must stall pass through all the place on that route.
So too with time. We pass through all the events on the way to any given event. Like places in space, some events are avoidable, ultimately however there are events which are unavoidable on the way to another event. There are some events in time which we cannot avoid.
All movements through time and space are relative to all other movements. Ultimately all matter and energy is in a process of moving through time and space in many and varied forms depending on their position in these two dimensions.
Concious life can hardly perceive this. The concept is to high, too abstract for us to internalise and make sense of it. It is our fundamental inability to percive the true nature of time and space that limits our endeavours in the advanced sciences.
On a Quantum level we can predict with good accuracy what will happen but can only know the accuracy of the prediction once Quantum time has grown to match the prediction and, most importantly, we have witnessed it.
Thinking about Fargo and Radio3. Since they can't be linked I need to decide which one I want to use. I'm leaning towards Radio3 as I am not convinced that a stand-alone blog is as useful to me as using Twitter as my blog.
For websites that already have audiences, that's fine. I don't. What audience I do have is on Twitter so it's best that third-party links and links to posts I make go direct from Twitter. The other benefit of Radio3 is that it posts directly to Twitter, Fargo.io doesn't.
The impact of impact on the REF About time