8 Jun 2013

What To Do When The Bus Doesn’t Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

NPR: What To Do When The Bus Doesn’t Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : Krulwich Wonders…: A few years ago, The New York Times reported that airline passengers in Houston were complaining bitterly about how long they had to wait for their bags at those rotating carousels. Airport officials quickly added baggage […]

5 Jan 2012

Marco, on whether the e-reader is “doomed” or not

Marco Arment has a good response to Matt Alexander’s suggestion that the e-reader is already dead. Most telling for me was what I thought Marco was going to say in his last paragraph. I think it could equally well read: ‘I don’t think the e-reader is “doomed” at all. It may just be relegated to […]

2 Aug 2010

Merlin Mann on Time and Attention

I feel like a doctor… and I feel like periodically I get this stream of people who are almost dead from a brain tumour the size of a volleyball, and they mainly want me to find out where they can get bigger hats. And with all of my might, I try to say to them: […]

22 Jul 2010

Funny Characters

I’m just reading Joel Spolksy’s excellent 2003 article on Unicode and character sets, I think for the first time. If you’re a programmer and have the least bit of doubt about character encodings, I’d go read it now, if I were you. Not least because it’s so damn well written. The IBM-PC had something that […]

17 May 2008

Ihnatko (That’s easy for _you_ to say…)

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