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Wednesday
Aug162017

Twitter’s dilemma: What to do with Trump

[Link] : "My use of Twitter is not presidential," said President Donald Trump on Twitter last month, before adding the kicker in emphatic all-caps: "it's MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL."<p>Yet, nearly seven months into his presidency, Trump has so flabbergasted the public with his tweets that there has been a …
Tuesday
Aug152017

Trump Shares, Then Deletes, Twitter Post of Train Hitting Cartoon Person Covered by CNN Logo

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — President Trump shared on Twitter a cartoon on Tuesday morning of a train running over a person with a CNN logo covering the person's head, three days after a fatal collision in Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Trump deleted his retweet minutes later.<p>Mr. Trump has been under fire for how he …"

Monday
Aug142017

The Messy, Confusing Future of TV? It’s Here

[NyTimes] : "If you're like me and the millions of other Americans who have canceled a cable television subscription over the past few years, you're probably familiar with the phenomenon I've started calling “the hunt.”<p>It goes like this: First, you decide to watch one of your favorite shows — HGTV's “Fixer …"

Sunday
Aug132017

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Georges Doriot (the Founder of the Modern VC industry)

[Link] : Why should people want to read about an ex-U.S. General born in France who taught at Harvard Business School and formed the first venture capital …
Sunday
Aug132017

Trump has huffed and puffed, with little to show for it

[Link] : With Donald Trump vacationing at one of his golf resorts, the rest of us may have a chance to relax. But in truth, it’s more like a short break in a …
Sunday
Aug132017

A Perfume Devotee in the Land of French Fragrance

[NyTimes] : "Before I became a perfume devotee a dozen years ago, my lexicon for describing scent was limited to words like “woodsy” or “flowery.” Later I found myself craving the dexterity of language that could match the increasingly complex perfumes arriving at my house in tiny decanted samples.<p>At the time, …"

Sunday
Aug132017

Matthew Prince of Cloudflare on the Dangers of Fast Growth

[NyTimes] : "This interview with <b>Matthew Prince</b>, chief executive of <b>Cloudflare</b>, a cybersecurity firm, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.<p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> I grew up in a small town in Utah. There were just 60 of us in our graduating class. I did debate and a little bit of theater. I …"

Sunday
Aug132017

When It Comes to Transit, Does Anybody Know Where We’re Going?

[NyTimes] : "One morning, a few weeks ago, I ordered a car from Uber to take me from the Flushing Avenue side of the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the northern tip of Brooklyn Heights, a trip that, under ordinary circumstances, is about 11 minutes long. The B57 bus could have taken me close to where I was going, but in …"

Saturday
Aug122017

Build an Autonomous R/C Car with Raspberry Pi

[Link] : In May of 2016, the Self Racing Cars group held their inaugural autonomous track day for full-size cars at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern California. Will and I both attended, but wouldn’t actually meet until a few months later. We were intrigued by the event, but we knew that full-sized …
Friday
Aug112017

To Fit Into Silicon Valley, Wear These Wool Shoes

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley goes through its own unique shoe crazes. There were Vibrams. There were Crocs.<p>Now comes the Allbird, a knit wool loafer. In uncomfortable times, Silicon Valley has turned to a comfortable shoe. If there's a venture capitalist nearby, there's probably a pair of …"

Friday
Aug112017

As Boeing Goes, So Goes the Stock Market

[NyTimes] : "Move over, FANG stocks — the listings powered by Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google. Here's a one-word explanation for why the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500-stock index hit a new high on Monday despite geopolitical tensions, turmoil in the White House and the threat of …"

Friday
Aug112017

HyperCard On The Archive (Celebrating 30 Years of HyperCard) | Internet Archive Blogs

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Tuesday
Aug082017

When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism

[Link] : The pursuit of digital readership broke the New Republic—and an entire industry.<p>Chris Hughes was a mythical savior—boyishly innocent, fantastically rich, intellectually curious, unexpectedly humble, and proudly idealistic.<p>My entire career at the <i>New Republic</i> had been spent dreaming of such a …
Monday
Aug072017

PROJECTIONS, Episode 20: Lone Echo Review and VR Cover

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Monday
Aug072017

How Successful People Make Decisions Differently

[Link] : Once you realize which decisions are really important, use these four strategies to make sure you get what you want.<p>We make hundreds of big and small decisions every day. Many of these decisions are opportunities that can change your life, yet many of us don’t know how to assess a decision to yield …
Monday
Aug072017

A Conversation with Raymond Loewy, the Father of Industrial Design

[Link] : There have been many famous designers but few had more impact than Loewy.<p>It's hard to imagine a designer who had a greater influence than Raymond …
Monday
Aug072017

Traveling Together? Apps to Help Split (and Pay) the Bills

[NyTimes] : "Traveling with a group — friends, extended family, a bachelor party — makes for some of the best summer vacations. It can also make for some of the most complicated vacations when it comes to splitting the costs of dinners, museum admissions, rental homes and cars.<p>Digital wallets and peer-to-peer …"

Monday
Aug072017

This House In California Is Surrounded By Glass Walls To Take Advantage Of The Amazing Views

[Link] : Recently listed through Sotheby’s Real Estate, is this contemporary house designed by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects, that overlooks the Santa …
Sunday
Aug062017

In China, Designer Goods Delivered to Your Doorstep

[NyTimes] : "BEIJING — In China, legions of delivery personnel power the world's largest e-commerce boom. Known for their careening three-wheeled carts, they terrorize pedestrians and sometimes dump their packages on doorsteps and desks with the delicacy of a restaurant employee tossing out yesterday's …"

Sunday
Aug062017

Britain Turns to Chinese Textbooks to Improve Its Math Scores

[NyTimes] : "BEIJING — Educators around the world were stunned when students in Shanghai came first in their international standardized testing debut, in 2010, besting their counterparts in dozens of countries in what some called a Sputnik-like moment.<p>Now, some British schools will try to replicate that success …"