The bittersweet consequence of YouTube’s incredible growth is that so many stories will be lost underneath all of the layers of new paint. This is why I wanted to tell the story of how, ten years ago, a small team of web developers conspired to… | Chris Zacharias | Founder of imgix. YCombinator alum. Ex-YouTuber. Studied New Media at RIT.
Source: A Conspiracy To Kill IE6
Privacy for privacy sake is a weak argument, and privacy advocates should abandon it.
Source: Privacy Is Just the First Step, the Goal Is Data Ownership
Don’t underestimate ritual and tactility.
Source: Why vinyl records survive in the digital age
Thirty years after he invented it, Sir Tim Berners-Lee says the web is not what it should be.
Source: Web in ‘downward plunge’, says its creator
This is a really great essay which helps one understand what it’s like inside the mind of a programmer/sysadmin/etc.
Possibly one of the best articles I’ve ever read!!!
Source: Programming Sucks
Snapshots from Google Earth, all rectangles of the same size and scale, approximately three and a half miles wide by two miles tall—showing seven square miles of the varied surface of our planet in each view
Source: Seven Square Miles
Punch magazine’s vision of the smartphone zombie from 1906.
Source: A Vision of Isolating Technology from 1906
Congress has never made a law saying, “Corporations should get to decide who gets to publish truthful information about defects in their products,”— and the First Amendment wouldn’t allow such a law — but that hasn’t stopped corporations from conjuring one out of thin air, and then defending it as though it was a natural right they’d had all along.
Source: Telling the Truth About Defects in Technology Should Never, Ever, Ever Be Illegal. EVER.