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Startup U
Anil Dash shares his views on creating a large research university in New York.
AnilDash  startups  NewYork  education  from instapaper
november 2011 by andrewspittle
The Book Bench: Should We Fight to Save Indie Bookstores?
"Do I want to save my favorite indie bookstores? Indeed I do. Should we save them (must we save them)? I throw that question to the ether."
books  business  NewYork  NewYorker  from instapaper
september 2011 by andrewspittle
Twin Towers jumpers that Americans will not talk about
"Many would rather believe that those who fell from the World Trade Centre were forced from their offices as saying they jumped connotes suicide; a few, however, see courage in their decision to take charge of the manner of their dying."
terrorism  NewYork  from instapaper
september 2011 by andrewspittle
The Saving of Ground Zero
Interesting piece on the development of the old World Trade Center site.
building  business  NewYork  from instapaper
september 2011 by andrewspittle
An idea for Mayor Bloomberg
Cool idea for tax breaks for buildings that offer bike storage in NYC.
NewYork  DaveWiner  biking  ScriptingNews 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Why I Am Not Going To SxSW
"I hope that we finally get around to developing a distinctive New York-based, but international tech conference (‘TechNYC 2012’), one that stands in distinction to SxSW. One with a wide scope, covering the most critical topics in technology."
SteveBoyd  NewYork  conferences  SxSW 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
Random afternoon notes
"Do you find that network installers hate to leave when the job is done? It always goes the same way at my house. When they walk in, they're bored and don't say much. When they finally see how my system is hooked up, they realize that I've got the nirvana they dream of. Yesterday I showed the cable guy how my receiver has a built-in HTTP server. The poor guy was blown away. It made complete sense to him, but his company is apparently far away from offering anyting like this."
scriptingnews  davewiner  FIOS  Verizon  NewYork 
october 2010 by andrewspittle
Only in New York
A bit of serendipity that could only happen in New York.
NewYork  MattMullenweg  music  wordpress 
september 2010 by andrewspittle
New York seems to work
Dave Winer observes that New York is a city too big to work but, yet, somehow is running smoothly.
NewYork  davewiner  scriptingnews  society 
june 2010 by andrewspittle

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