Writing on the Wall

I definitely just ordered Writing on the Wall as it combines two of my favorite things… the social internet and anthropological archaeology… Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common: They were their generation’s signature means of “instant” communication. Indeed, as Tom Standage reveals in his scintillating new book, social media is anything but a … Continue reading Writing on the Wall

R.I.P. Lou Reed

“Oh, it’s such a perfect day I’m glad I spend it with you Oh, such a perfect day You just keep me hanging on” Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed … Continue reading R.I.P. Lou Reed

L.A.’s iPad Conundrum

I just re-checked the Apple site because I’m utterly confused as to why the L.A. school district would be buying $770 iPads when the $499 models are perfectly fine for school use (helped with a few deployments myself over the past few years). I’m guessing they went with the 64 GB wifi models ($699 retail) … Continue reading L.A.’s iPad Conundrum


Seems like a mighty gutsy thing to do (if true) during a game scrutinized by millions… It does appear that Lester goes out of his way to touch that spot in his glove with just his first finger… via People Are Freaking Out About The Green Stuff In Jon Lester’s Glove During Game 1 Of … Continue reading Cheater?

Marco Arment’s Overcast

#xoxofest @marcoarment: My podcast app is called Overcast – it's about halfway done, but the back end half. http://t.co/fx2lHaZRXc — Kevin Marks (@kevinmarks) September 22, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Based on the current hotness that podcasting is going to experience in 2013 and 2014, Marco (founder of Instapaper and The Magazine) has a new podcast app: I … Continue reading Marco Arment’s Overcast