When I start reading, the form of the book quickly disappears. Just as I don’t...– Do you have the paperback or the hardcover? – Marco.org. I agree only insofar as the interface is rendered well enough for it to disappear and let you focus on the content. I cannot read ebooks comfortably on my Kindle Fire or Kindle for Mac, whereas reading on an e-Ink Kindle or Kindle on iOS I can...
In descending order, the most popular fonts from the Typekit library, based on...– Favorite fonts at Typekit. I was going to post this with a snarky remark about how it’s sure to be a great list of crappy fonts to avoid, but it turns out they’re mostly excellent. I guess Typekit users have discerning taste!
Kathleen Sebelius - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 01/23/12
According to a press release from the VSP, Trooper Paul Dean was assisting a...– Police respond to multiple crashes Monday - Brattleboro Reformer. Wait, let me get this straight: the Subaru and tractor trailer were both driving too fast for the conditions, but the Volkswagen is the one who will be ticketed. WTF?!?
Google has just announced its earnings for Q4 2011, reporting $10.58...– “Google Q4 revenue breaks $10 billion”. That sure sounds like Groupon-style accounting there.
As contentious as it is to quote Obama these days, he got one thing right:...– Congress Should Use the Internet - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com. Brilliant: “a policy designed to lose the future” sums it up nicely.
The Content Industry Should Focus on Innovation... →
Sanchez explains the crux of the PIPA/SOPA matter more lucidly and succinctly than any other summary I’ve seen.
In Piracy Bill Fight, New Economy Rises Against... →
We could’ve used a truth vigilante in this article: I see a lot of apology for the entertainment industry, and no coverage of the legitimate concerns of the technology sector.
4moms Origami is the highest tech stroller yet... →
How telling is it that this stroller is the only interesting thing to come out of CES this year?
Should Vanity Fair Be a Spelling Vigilante? →
I love this so much it hurts.
The Clutter Didn’t Kill the Love →
Well, the clutter actually did kill the love. But the irrelevance threatens to kill the whole damn relationship. God forbid we flee into the open arms of Bing, though.
The administration had told the justices that their analysis of Ms. Perich’s...– Justices Recognize ‘Ministerial Exception’ to Job Bias Laws - NYTimes.com. What version of the First Amendment is Justice Roberts reading? Mine says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. It denies the very notion of special rights for religious...
At some time in Apple’s history it was decided to put the...– Apple Keyboard Home Keys: Position of “Bumps”. Having learned typing on an Apple IIe, this one still gets me all the time. When I place my hands on the keyboard without looking, my right hand is almost always off by one key. And if I happen to be in vim in command mode, the results can...
You can turn off the personalization, but in doing so you’ll also remove...– Google’s ‘Search, plus Your World’ personalizes search results using Google. Finally an easy way to turn off search personalization!
IBM Snags Patent On Half-Day Off of Work... →
That membership will be important, as the company looks to make revenue and...– Instagram photo app for Android is under way. And this is why I never started using Instagram: it was free, so obviously ads were going to be added at some point. Count me out, I’ll stick with flickr pro.
An actress acquaintance of mine—let’s call her Esmerelda—once said,...– Rob Pike
Coates writes primarily on social and political issues, and utilizes a...– On conversation and moderation. Amen. Just as my right to swing my fist ends at your nose, your right to be a jackass on the Internet ends at my web page (or Facebook page, as it were).