TLS has a nice piece on two books at opposite ends of the spectrum with regards to the excellence of handwriting. One thinks and indeed hopes it will go away. The other celebrates its artfulness. […]
From what I hear, it’s good to limit the presence of crystals in the East area this year. Note the moderate Fire and Earth elements in the visiting star. Also, keep your rhinoceros blue at […]
Quartz has an excellent (as usual!) digression into the topic of email today. Conclusion: It works. I wholeheartedly agree. The quote from Devin Coldeway says it best: “No company owns it. It works reliably and […]
It is the weekend, and the FT is “probing” another strain of conspicuous consumption: bespoke libraries. (Is there a wholesale version?) WTF? Paying people to assemble a library in your home is like paying them […]
Happy World Radio Day, everybody! The 2018 theme is radio and sports, but never mind that. As has been evident for some time, although wide adoption doubtless will take some time, podcasting is the new […]
Why don’t drunk people sing anymore? Admittedly, it’s been a while since I dragged myself through the indecency of public drunkenness. But in my memory it had some glory to it when all or most […]
King Harald is dead, said NTB. Nah, the King is fine. He’s just out Elk-hunting, said court. On this sad day, our thougts and prayers go to the unfortunate people responsible for the impromptu publication […]
Overheard at subway in Oslo city centre: I’m not angry, f*ckface!!! I love you, now let’s work this out like adults, you f*cking shit!! This communicates on several levels, I think.
Photo: Turko-Italian Archeological Expedition, Karkemish Emojis are not exactly new, but that they were this old… Smithsonian reports from archeological excavations on the border between Syria and Turkey. The Hittites were early adopters of hip mugs, […]
As Quartz reports, The pen is not only mightier than the sword, but in some cases also mightier than the keyboard. It may well be that the physicality of shaping letters cements concepts in the […]
This is fun. US 45th presidency proceeding step by step to be fully aligned with epic cartoon satire. Life imitates art indeed, Mr. Wilde. (Via Mashable) Update: 80s guy lasted only 10 days. Sad!
By keeping your book in one location each time, you free yourself from the distractions of a commute or the pounding waves of a beach. As a result, a strange new relationship forms, between you, the voice of the book, and the room. Your ritual creates a singular association between the book and a quiet, private place, which in turn gives your relationship a new dimension.
But it’s not quite there yet… Facebooks AI lab has permitted the two chatbots Alice and Bob to shoot the breeze in an interesting têt-a-têt, but it’s a little unclear how well it went: Bob: […]
Mashable nails the coverage of the most epic food innovation since the cronut: We now live in a world where rice can take the place of fried dough, mayo can be used as frosting and […]
In five years time Facebook “will be definitely mobile, it will be probably all video,” said Nicola Mendelsohn, who heads up Facebook’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at a conference in London […]
Wired has a nice story on how e-mail newsletters are once again in vogue. I remember when my dad and I used to print out Slate mag’s newsletter and read together with the pile of […]
The craze for adult coloring books has single-handedly lifted both the print book and the pen and pencil industries. But it reflects, more than anything, the insane levels of stress that people are going through. […]
January 23 is National Handwriting Day in the USm and on the occasion Quartz has an interesting article about the relationship between the physical act of handwriting and the mental act of thinking. Several scientific […]
Old computers are remarkably useful. Hurling one at a bear can save your life.
There is an art to effective meetings, and just scheduling a bunch of people to show up is not it. Consider for instance the number of participants: Seven is the magic number for business meetings. […]