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Larry or Sergey?

Guilty admission: I can’t remember which of the Google founders is which. Terrible, I know, but true. Ever refer to a person by the wrong name? What a faux pas. I almost did it yesterday. I was in a meeting with both of them. Me, them, and just a couple others. I was talking to [...]

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

The building that houses the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon sits at the bottom of a hill. The apartment complex where Mister Rogers lived is at the top. I walked by the place a couple of times and always hoped he’d exit the lobby wearing a nice cardigan, checking the sky for rain, about [...]

The Year in Review

A political assessment of the past year in global affairs. From the always excellent Viridian Design.

RSS Feed for Food

It somehow slipped my mind, but this site does have an RSS feed. I’ll post one of those XML/RSS buttons that’ll serve as a permanent link when I get a chance, but this week is likely going to be a bit rough, so it may have to wait. I’ve been using NetNewsWire Lite for OS [...]

Literary Devices

Salon is featuring a short story by Richard Powers that’s worth reading. It’s called Literary Devices. If you like it, you might want to check out Gattaca 2.2 and Plowing the Dark as well. He’s a fine writer. Happy Thanksgiving to those reading from the U.S. Pittsburgh is quiet and snowy, and there’s a slowly [...]

More – an animated short

Mark Osborne’s mixed-media, stop animation short MORE tells the story of an old, tired inventor as he struggles through joyless life in a drab and passionless society, leading the same cold and colorless existence accepted by the identical drones around him. At once tortured and inspired by his dreaming of and yearning for his younger [...]

Paranoia for fun and profit

Interview at Salon with Neil Young (not the musician), creator of Majestic, which is described as “an interactive, immersive and invasive online mystery that combines fiction with (debatable) reality in a very Webby way”. What’s interesting is how the game creates an environment that transcends the computer screen. It relies on multiple modes of communication [...]

Everything you wanted to know about “Memento”

As Leonard himself tells Teddy fairly early on, “Memory’s unreliable … Memory’s not perfect. It’s not even that good. Ask the police; eyewitness testimony is unreliable … Memory can change the shape of a room or the color of a car. It’s an interpretation, not a record. Memories can be changed or distorted, and they’re [...]

explodingdog

Hi my name is sam, i draw pictures, from your titles.

How about a real meme?

Gripe: yeah, a flash movie of stick figures killing each other is just grrrreat. But let’s stop linking to it like it’s the greatest animation you’ve seen in weeks.This is.via Textism