A couple of tips for from the NY Diarist.
My session w and on "New Digital Age" now up. VIDEO
This is total bullshit hpiece by Forbes about Silicon Valley approved Comcast Deal. Never heard of this joker before
(Sorry for correction, typo in the year that no story good enough for feature reporting, award dear to me since I'm married to a winner.)
Meanwhile, no award given for feature reporting. Not one feature story in 2013 was worthy of a Pulitzer?
Congrats to , and others sharing in pub service Pulitzers for NSA reporting.
Bidding for programmer approaches price Google paid for YouTube itself.
The long wait for the paperback of 's brilliant memoir, Mother Daughter Me, is over.
There's been a lot of "why aren't there more women coders?"stories. But did a particularly good job.
Jerry Garcia on virtual reality: "They outlawed LSD. It'll be interesting to see what they do with this." I bet he never guessed Facebook.
And yes I was clued to the Susan Kare article by the indispensable .
Great article about original Mac artist and overall design god .
I believe that it's a basic right to buy a ticket without being automatically signed to a mailing list. Obviously not everyone agrees.
Still have yet to hear an April Fool's fake as unbelievable as Facebook's acquisitions this year.
Q: What's the next important thing in science? Freeman Dyson: "If it’s important, it’s something we didn’t expect."
Not to say these recountings aren't good. I learned new stuff! But who else has mind-melting the state sen who'd ban Gmail?
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Are today's new "histories" of Gmail (happy 10th!) better than IN THE PLEX's definitive rendering? You decide.
Today is probably the last you can rent "20 Feet From a Stardom" from for 99 cents. The cost to pleasure ratio is insane.
Ballmer: MS employees in hot water if they use Apple stuff. Nadella: Let me go to my iPad....
Every time I stay at a hotel I wonder: why don't I get a free newspaper w a great tech story? Now I will! Congrats, kiddo.
I don't usually share cat content but this blog item has personal meaning. Techies and meanies can ignore.
just finished In The Plex...all I can say is wow what a read! Now the only thing on my mind is that I have to read it again
Just got invite to screening of "Oculus" (real movie!) Tagline: "You See What It Wants You To See" No, not starring Jesse Eisenberg.
However, Jaron did comment on Oculus itself for . I'd link my 1990 Rolling Stone VR story, but it's not online.
Still waiting for Jaron Lanier to weigh in on FB/Oculus.
4 yrs ago today I laid out my concerns on mass surveillance to AG Holder. On my thoughts 4 yrs later:
Zuckerberg sees Oculus as next major computing platform. But competitors won't want him to rule VR. Welcome to the War of the Worlds.
Renewables aren't enough. Clean coal is the future.
RIP IDG's "Uncle Pat" McGovern. True pioneer, good boss, curious mind.
Mystery solved. If only was so easy.
. is however a magician, retweeting me while his live tv image does not once reach for iPhone. The Ricky Jay of !
. asks if is being over covered. Hint: 40 min into the show it's all has talked about.
appreciate the sentiment but movie Hackers not based on book. (Nice idea, tho: Angelina Jolie IS Richard Stallman.)
Go back and remind yourself what hacking used to mean by re-reading this book by ...
I give lots of credit for grappling w my criticism onstage.
wow, identical posts. Guess that soulmate finder was right!
"Education is what people do to you. Learning is what you do for yourself." .
. introduces new motto: Deploy or Die. "(Demo" is so Before internet)
Here's my take on this year. So shoot me, I like it.
"It great to let go as you get older, I should have done it much sooner." Isabel Allende at
Here is NSA's Rick Ledgett responding to Snowden and discussing controversy at .
Maira Kalman's pants, once owned by Toscanini.
NSA Ledgett says he's a Cowboys fan, risking our admiration for his speaking out.
NSA Ledgett says AG and Prez are discussing Snowden deal of some sort.
Surprising admission by NSA Ledgett: phone metadata program has not singlehandedly stopped any act. (Does say it's helpful overall.)
NSA's Ledgett: collecting metadata is "privacy-enhancing" (bec alternative is snooping on content),
NSA's Ledgett: there are things we should be transparent about. We haven't done a good job at that.
Ledgett: Snowfen incredibly arrogant in overruling Constitution to leak.
NSA's Ledgett is back, talking about Snowden "half-truths and distortions."
There are audio problems, and Ledgett is taking a break. Weirdly, Snowden's remote tech was better than NSA's.
Ledgett resists calling Sniwden a whistleblower. He had plenty of outlets.
We know why Snowden visited remotely, but what is reason why NSA's Ledgett can't get here on person?
BTW, Ledgett was among NSA top-dogs I interviewed for . Frustrated at backlash: "You're not a target!"
Today kicks off w Rick Ledgett, NSA dep dir. TEDsters polarized on Snowden (most support, many don't). This will be good.
Vancouver stops raining and gives a great talk.
Larry Page: companies fail when they miss the future. Success is looking ahead and making the future.
he did say Googje wasn't implementing it. Just a little inspiration.
Larry Page; "The more I learn about technology, the more I realize I don't know."
Page wants med records shared anonymously. Could save 100K lives.
Page on privacy. Key is giving users choice (to opt out). Don't want throw out baby w bath water.
Page on NSA: "tremendously disappointing that gov spied on us."
Larry: why aren't we done? Computing is kind of a mess.
Charlie: "Where is Google and where is it going?"
Charlie Rose interviewing Larry Page onstage at
2004: Bush promises broadband for all in 3 yrs. Today: FCC wkshop explores how to wire millions w/out Internet.
declares war on Delaware by gifting plan to end anonymous companies.
Snowden (via bit) interviewed at now online.
For TEDsters with conservation mania or trailing IQ's.
Snowden gets TED badge, invited to hang around so TED does support bot attendees!
Now Tim Berners-Lee is joining the Snowden invu. Lovefest ensues.
Snowden appearance great ad for . Excellent telepresence demo.
Snowden on Q involving personal risk-kind of ducks it. "I don't want to hurt my government."
Snowden says some of the biggest bombshells are yet to come.
Next year: TED InActive. For $5K, you send a bot to attend for you. Cocktails extra.
Snowden wants default encryption on every web page. Sorry, ad trackers.
Snowden: PRISM is about content, companies doing "dirty work" for US gov.
Nick Negroponte predicts in 30 yrs we will get knowledge from pills. Swallow this and earn Shakespeare!
WIRED is looking for a seasoned PR / marketing professional to join our dynamic communications team!
Yes, unlike Berkshires, there are blossoms in Vancouver. And unlike Berkshires, there is broadband.
Vancouver weather--about as cold as NYC, but unlike NYC, rainy. Glad is indoors.
If you were the target of vicious, personal attacks and threats for a week, I'd forgive you one indelicate post.
I enjoyed debate on ethics of outing . But just lost me w ad hominem dismissal of Bitcoin peeps.
Speaking of , great interview there.
30 yrs ago in Rolling Stone--my Mac story w Steve Jobs. But cover was on Police w Sting.
"Crypto" from to understand the history of cryptography in the last 50 years to better learn more about
Satoshi is totally identified. You just have to crack the code.
Happy 25th anniv, WWW! Here's NYT Sun Mag piece I wrote in 1995 trying to predict impact. Not embarrassing!
quick Google search for my website will yield contact info, send me an email
Even tho Israel wasn't mentioned in my hit, my Twitter feed is smoking with blasts about its alleged role with NSA.
About to go on to discuss NSA and tech. Tune in, call in, drop out. Whoops, don't drop out.
Spotlight on Mags Wed @ 9:15 w/ on Feb cover: "How NSA Almost Killed the Internet"
Lost a great writer, a magnetic personality and a wonderful friend. RIP Joe McGinniss.
Through window of Wells Fargo bank, spotting evidence of literacy.
Of all the investigative reporters & activists that come to , why is this Barbarian Group guy interviewing ?
can't hear questioner, unphased. "I can just ramble on." Q's will come via text. (Will GCHQ insert man-in-the-middle softballs?)