Temple U (my alma mater) has long wasted $ and respect by messing w bigtime football. Now it's dropping 7 sports to keep up this travesty.
Ah, for the olden days when publications let you expense subscriptions. Now I wait until the offers get low. (BW for $20/yr!)
Smart editor letter , but $400/yr.means I can't read more. Not even a taste to get us hooked?
Whoops, those last retweets should be read in reverse order. Both funny, though.
I missed an Amazon drone delivery.
Uh oh, looks like I upset Amazon.
Very curious timing of Amazon's 5-yrs-out Drone Drop peek. Stake in ground on $-ing drones? Or buzz bon-bon for lovefest?
Fascinating behind-the-scenes acct of by tv carpetbagger .
Lost yr copy of "Hackers"? Maybe never read it? (Shame on you!) CyberMonday e-book sale 50% off.
Nice photo essay on changing Akihabara. Here's my 2001 NW col on the Tokyo geekland.
Theroux attacks Africa efforts,then lists rules to do it right--same rules the Bills extoll!
Get the December issue of WIRED for free on your tablet! Info:
In year w great tech books, NYT top 100 cites 1: the anti-Internet tome by . (unless u count Pynchon.)
Read my story “The Secrets of the Little Blue Box” all week long as part of Byliner’s ThanksReading celebration:
Jon Stewart at Committee to Protect Journalists honoring Bassem Youseff.
Stipulated: Nearly everyone who remembers JFK shot (inc me) has same story--heard it in school, sent home, blah. Let's leave it at that.
No it wasn't. RT Kinsler’s agent: Trade was like “getting smoked on the side of the head”
Get this-- is putting Mathematica on every , that maker-ish $25 computer.
Selling swag that snipes at competitor for beating you? is better than this. Use that energy to innovate.
Every friend needs a Susan Kare Prints digital icon bandana - free with purchase of Icon Book through December...
Bob Dylan's passionate case against a la carte cable television.
.'s Amazon book wins £30,000 (!) Goldman Sachs prize. Congrats, and don't forget those whose blurbs clearly swayed the judges.
Great Wired piece by on how the feds took down the Silk Road.
And the average tweeter/blogger creates more snark that the entire world had in 1950!
Are creaky too old? GM Amaro Jr. sez not old enough! Signs OF Byrd (36) for 2yrs, C Ruiz (34) for 3. Total:$42M.
It seems just about everybody picked Dec 13 for their holiday party. Naturally, I have long ago booked tickets for a show that night.
what's worse is when you reply to a just-sent email and an OOO message flies right back at you.
Google sometimes lucks into best outcome. Book Search verdict much better than dodgy settlement judge killed. Groupon nixed $6B buyout. Etc.
Glad to hear won the Schwartz prize that honors councils like this worthy org.
Judge Chin gets it right & authors sld be happy. Google Books won't hurt you, & fair use is author's best friend.
I'm in! ": Audible Daily Deal - In the Plex: Google by Steven Levy (Nar. by L. J. Ganser) for $4.95! ”
"Did the NSA make an honest mistake? It appears that maybe they did." So sez former Prez .
For once, be happy to get some Bills. Here's my converation with and .
Is American exceptionalism coming to an end? and talk about an era of shared success.
One of my heroes/mentors MT : Red Burns: Red - In Her Own Words from ITP Events on Vimeo.
Millenials know a lot more, earlier, than we Boomers did. But hard to be grounded when so much ground has shifted.
I am so tired of the "how to deal with Millenials" meme. Every generation is obnoxious to the generation that came before it.
Yes, you are correct--I'm deeply missing . Have a great time, all!
I can't imagine passing up the chance to nab at a fire sale price. Gamechanger.
Fantastic, well-deserved review of 's "Imperfect Harmony." And she IS a lovely dinner companion.
The cover of 21.12, with guest editor Plus: on the power of technology. Out 11/12
We broke in to Jake Appelbaum's DEFCON hotel room and handwrote the entirety of Steven Levy's "Crypto" on his body in sharpie
wow finally read 's *Dec 1994* piece on David Chaum & anonymous digital money à la bitcoin today [ht RMS]:
Just got PR query from someone with an campaign for handmade wooden dildoes. At least it’s not a me-too product.
Menopause Mondays: Celebrate National Caregivers Month with Mother Daughter Me -
Woah, , great advocate of wide, non-monopoly broadband. appointed as FCC special counsel. Go get 'em!
Why did Samsung make a commercial for Lebron?
Crowd at memorial for unforgettable Red Burns. All wore red LED buttons we assembled on the spot.
Macabre Halloween item: next Tuesday Lou Reed was to appear at NYPL to discuss Edgar Allen Poe.
I'll take that! Next book: "Bits on the Track"
To all my Boston friends and others on the Sox Nation bandwagon. Congrats! Enjoy it! Then shut the f up, we don't want to hear about it.
. does amazing Google N-gram on time-related phrases in books, from march of to warp.
Thought experiment: imagine what reaction would have been if, instead of Motorola, it was Apple who did this .
Google's awesome new app that could change storytelling as we know it. Inside story by
Moto X moonshot team hires Pixar wizards to create a new kind of movie--the inside story.
A great NYC voice is gone but of course it will never leave our heads. Condolences to the wonderful .
More evidence that we need an app called Twitter Fight to instantly notify us when a filthy scrap erupts.
Here's my interview w at Google . Is he scared about future Stuxnets? Watch and find out. VIDEO
Reading "Crypto" by . It's more relevant today than when he wrote it, thanks to unconstitutional activity by the gov't.
great news for both of you!
When asked me to write abt first computer, the ENIAC, they didn't realize: my landlord invented it.
I squawked about Apple stuff (w ) to this morn on CNBC. Here's my 3 Narratives theory.
Own it -- "Anonymous." Then write your subtitle. (Obviously I'm a big fan of that approach.)
By the time you finish reading OSX 10.9 review (24 screens), OSX 11 will be out.
Amazing pillows at an NY Internet co.
Amazon floor for free shipping up from $25 to $35. If you have Prime, no lower limit. No accident that Prime looks even better now.
Chris Poole (4chan): "The ability to sweep things under the rug is a feature."
Sorry, Ron doesn't think NSA datacenter screwups are result of attack. But sez that Stux self-destructed.
NYT: "Mr. Pogue’s departure comes as technology coverage has become increasingly prized by media companies." Sweet!
VIDEO: discusses her foray into the health sector with
Going to interview at soon. Subject: Stuxnet and the like. Questions I should ask?
Not ALL authors accept it--I nixed a censored Chinese "In the Plex," especially bec of the subject matter.
Finally published --a lost Google novel in some ways weirdly similar to "The Circle"--but more like the real thing!
btw is conf that organizes "challenges" in learning, veteran support and health. Great speakers and smart crowd.
John-Michael Parker of Great Ceasar at . Note big guy on 1st row WEARING COWBOY HAT.
Kindle version been avail for a while. Btw all e versions of "Insanely Great" reprint my SJ obit that ran in Wired.
If you missed our dialogue with + clips will be posted here later today:
Also, Insanely Great in B&N. Paperback = $19.82. Nook book = $4.99. I make more on the latter. Digital economics!
Believe it or not Insanely Great was not in iBooks store. Until now. Go for for it!
. on Thomas Edison. Nuff said.
I just finished listening to of “Insanely Great”. Enjoyed your narration. Afterward and interview at end great.
. campaign for Home Brew Computer Club reunion. If you weren't part of history, buy your way in!
Just leaving another terrific session with ; the December issue of is really going to be special.
New resolution: never click again on social link touted as "you MUST" "OMG" "THIS!" or anything that gives no clue to actual content.
Ha! My best to -- excerpt led me to reread a long 2009 interview I did w him. BIttersweet to say the least.
Dropped by to check how their launch was going. Alarmingly well!
"Our homes may become real-life Pixar movie w toasters, light bulbs, and vacuums vying for best supporting roles"
I had behind-the-scenes view of as it built Protect, a smart, connected smoke alarm.
Tribute to great . I profiled him MANY yrs ago, delighted he's still skewering those who screw us.
RSVP now for a dialogue with + on Oct. 17 in NY.
This Scalia interview is fantastic. (He boasts about believing in the devil!) Well done, .
Dystopia is here already. It's just not evenly distributed. (Hat tip to )
David Byrne, writing on NYC as creative haven (or not) asks, "Am I not an attraction?" (I can hear him sing it.)
Here's new business model for --10% cut of market-moving tweets. Icahn alone could double revenue.
If you're inAustin tonite, see speak abt her tumultuous multi-generational memoir at Book People.
Who writes open letter response to open letter response to Sinead open letter to Miley? Madonna? Joni? Stevie Nicks?
my apologies. pulitzer nomination forthcoming.