Hacking a knitting machine to make Bill Cosby sweaters like a boss.
Women gets kicked off airplane for non-stop singing ‘And I will always love you’.
Also notice how the passengers are repeatedly told that taking pictures is forbidden. Now why exactly is that forbidden?
Here’s a current example of the challenge we face,” he writes in the book’s prelude: “At the height of its power, the photography company Kodak employed more than 14,000 people and was worth $28 billion. They even invented the first digital camera. But today Kodak is bankrupt, and the new face of digital photography has become Instagram. When Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, it employed only 13 people. Where did all those jobs disappear? And what happened to the wealth that all those middle-class jobs created?
I like Jaron Lanier a lot, but this illustration as some sort of evidence of the internet hollowing out the middle class is, forgive me for saying so, idiotic. A child could figure out where those jobs went.
1) Instagram SHOWS the photos. We have to include all of the people who work on the cloud that supports that.
2) Kodak made cameras and film. Cameras are still being made - even moreso. At the very least, we should include the current #1 camera maker’s employees. At this point, that’s apple. Fifty thousand employees. Pro rate it to only the apple devices that have cameras, ignoring their mac business. 30,000 employees.
3) The film business still exists. It was just lost to Fujichrome, who still makes film and has over 30,000 employees. This has nothing to do with the web, but rather something called “Globalization.”
The internet didn’t kill a single job in photography. There are more cameras now than ever. There are still tens of thousands of people making film.
Take the market cap of JUST these three companies - facebook, apple, fujifilm, and we’re looking at $500 billion market cap, and nearly 90,000 employees.
Think that’s unfair? Canon has nearly 200,000 employees. Nikon has 24,000. 10,000 more than Kodak. Shit, ZEISS has 24,000 employees.
Never mind every single camera in an android phone.
Those jobs went overseas, and they went to computer companies, Mr. Lanier. They still exist. The internet didn’t kill a single one of them.
Good work Sir
This guy developed a saw that is able to detect limb-like substance and manages to break so quickly, that fingers etc. remain unharmed. He proves it by shoving his own finger in.
In a nutshell:
Zach Galifanakis, James Franco and Lonely Island have a gay marriage
One of the best programs out there. Make sure you watch the end of Part II with Bradley Cooper.
President Obama signs an Executive Order: Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.
To promote continued job growth, Government efficiency, and the social good that can be gained from opening Government data to the public, the default state of new and modernized Government information resources shall be open and machine readable. Government information shall be openmanaged as an asset throughout its life cycle to promote interoperability and openness, and, wherever possible and legally permissible, to ensure that data are released to the public in ways that make the data easy to find, accessible, and usable.
Image: Twitter post from Luke Fretwell.
Take this clever little concentration test.
A nice piece of Glass
TL;DR: Fuck you.
The world — by which of course I mean tech “journalists” who earn a living making the Valley feel like it deserves reportage — seems to care about Google Glass, the idiotic new wearable computer from Mountain View.
“Some ‘edgy’ tech bloggers have used the term “glasshole” to describe these early-adopting dongle-schlobbers”
Now that is some fiery commentaire. Trés bon!
Daft Punk | Random Access Memories | The Collaborators: Chilly Gonzales
Chilly is here and we get a little look into the other tracks round 5:00
Don’t fight: The Apple vs. Samsung Wedding. Awesome ad by Microsoft.
Especially awesome: Check out the small-print when the fight starts. And then there is this: