We know there is violence
We know there are power hungry leaders that solicit child armies for evil gains, groups that will kill others over religion and sects, and those that still rely on superstition and fear to control the masses, but the United States and other first world nations are supposed to be beyond that. People come here to get away from that horror; the worry that your loved ones could be wiped out en mass...
Recorded for Posterity: Remember Respect →
dragonfliesarefree: recordedforposterity: I would like to start something. I want to start a campaign. I want to teach the world about respect again. I just read an article about a 10-year old girl who killed herself because of bullying. Ten years old, and she saw nothing left to live for in life. I remember being ten. I remember… My daughter wrote this and I couldn’t be prouder of her.
It IS Censorship
It is censorship when you give corporations and government an off switch with no due process. It is also censorship when you give companies the ability to break the fundamental name resolution system of the Internet. It is already happening domestically, (see: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/12/wyden-domain-seizure/) and, for the record, will not stop true, large-scale piracy at all. Just...
How I Met Content Scarcity
I love the television show How I Met Your Mother. I wasn’t an early viewer of the show. I knew of all the actors and the buzz about the show, but limited time means I often have to watch up on great shows after they have some staying power. When NetFlix added HIMYM to their streaming option, it was all Barney Stinson all the time. My marathon viewings were LEGEN- wait for the Diet Pepsi to...
John's Tumblr: Steve Jobs →
lilly: Like many of us, I’ve been thinking a lot about Steve Jobs the last few days — thinking about the man and his legacy. I’ve been having some trouble even understanding the way I feel, let alone being able to put it into words. Lots of folks have asked me what I think, and have been surprised that I…
PLAYBOY: What’s the difference between the people who have insanely great ideas...– The Playboy Interview 1985 (via kevinthau)
How Jay-Z Can Help Us Remix Education →
dragonfliesarefree: “Recently, I bought “Watch The Throne,” Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album. Since Jay-Z’s debut album “Reasonable Doubt,” he’s undergone a metamorphosis: from a young spitfire to a mature statesman, reigning over the hip-hop community lyrically and industrially. Meanwhile, all 15 of his albums to date have gone platinum. His keen business sense, quiet charisma, and...
Steve Jobs has resigned, and my first thoughts of what his ideas brought to my life did not immediately fall upon the iPhone, iPod, iMac, or i anything. Everyone loves to tell the story of how Steve Jobs brought Apple from the brink of disaster to be the most valuable tech company in the world. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good stuff, but this isn’t what moves me about his legacy. ...