The best definition of innovation we’ve read. (via The New Yorker The Next New Thing)
Covell & Jones, makers of the Hearth Lounge, is becoming two companies with two new brands, each managed by one of our principals. Aaron Jones will be running Galanter & Jones and will continue selling the Lounge. David Covell will be founding and running Covell & Company and will develop a…
We’re very lucky to be partnering with such a talented, helpful, enthusiastic bunch. And we’re over the moon about the endorsement…
One of my favourite recurring tropes of AI speculation/singulatarian deep time thinking is mediations on how an evil AI or similar might destroy us.
Here’s a recent example, Ross Anderson on human extinction as quoted/linked by Kottke. It’s a discussion about how a benign AI might be poorly…
I’m very proud America re-elected Barack Obama. I watched the speech and got a little goose bumpy when he brought it to a close (emphasis is mine):
America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunities and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founding, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you live. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, abled, disabled, gay or straight. You can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.
I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America.
And together, with your help and God’s grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.
I don’t watch much TV and when I do, it’s generally not the local news. Mostly because it seems like more like an infomercial than news. Or better yet, local news is to journalism as Twinkie is to food.
But, I did happen to catch the local news on @nbcbayarea last night and was disappointed then slightly amused and then back to disappointed. Really, really disappointed.
Here’s the breakdown of everything they covered in their prime-time half hour of “news”:
Keep up the good work, local news. I’m sure your predecessors couldn’t be happier that you are carrying on the proud legacy of journalism in this country.