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Unfollowing Everybody
At this point, there's nothing novel about noticing that social media is often toxic and stressful. via Pocket
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14 hours ago by archizoo
THR's Tower Bar Oral History: The Celebrity-Soaked Eatery Turns 10 | Hollywood Reporter
Everyone from Maureen Dowd to Kevin Huvane recounts stories behind the beloved insiders' watering hole, where Tom Ford's distaste for "fat girls" spawned the town's most famous maitre d', and Bill Murray iced Lance Armstrong ("it was karmic"). via Pocket
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15 hours ago by archizoo
In the Middle Class, and Barely Getting By - The New York Times
SQUEEZED Why Our Families Can’t Afford America By Alissa Quart 320 pp. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.99. Over the months that I was pregnant, my overriding fear was that I would not be able to afford a child. via Pocket
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19 hours ago by archizoo
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach
After decades of promise and hype, AI is now seemingly everywhere. via Pocket
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20 hours ago by archizoo
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?
Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever.  But over the past several years, a number of economists have argued that increasing R&D efforts are yielding decreasing returns. via Pocket
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20 hours ago by archizoo
House of the Dead | by Jane Kramer | The New York Review of Books
It could be argued that the women of Mycenae would have fared better if the gods had just kept busy inventing themselves and begetting their way out of Chaos. via Pocket
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20 hours ago by archizoo
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi | The Talks
Ms. Weiss and Mr. Manfredi, how would you define the concept of cinematic architecture? via Pocket
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20 hours ago by archizoo
Just how meaningful is coincidence, beyond the statistics? | Aeon Essays
In the 1920s, one of Carl Jung’s female patients proved particularly frustrating to him – notwithstanding her ‘excellent education’ and ‘highly polished Cartesian rationalism’. via Pocket
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20 hours ago by archizoo
The Great American Road Trip Goes Luxe—For Better or Worse - WSJ
THERE IS NOTHING like a road trip to make you feel alive and free to go anywhere you darn well please on a full tank of gas. via Pocket
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20 hours ago by archizoo
Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire - WSJ
NEWPORT, R.I.—“I love this room!” Carolyn Rafaelian declared as she stepped into a roughly 2,000-square-foot ballroom at Belcourt, the Gilded Age Rhode Island mansion she’s spent more than $15 million restoring. via Pocket
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20 hours ago by archizoo
The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump | Books | The Guardian
Two of the most monstrous regimes in human history came to power in the 20th century, and both were predicated on the violation and despoiling of truth, on the knowledge that cynicism and weariness and fear can make people susceptible to the lies and false promises of leaders bent on unconditio via Pocket
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yesterday by archizoo
Michael Ondaatje's Golden Man Booker Speech is Really Great | Literary Hub
Michael Ondaatje’s beloved novel, The English Patient, was recently voted the most popular Man Booker Prize-winner of all time. Here’s what he said upon winning the “Golden” Man Booker: via Pocket
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yesterday by archizoo
Chinese Automobile Company to Open R&D Center in Farmington Hills - Daily News - Annual 2018 - Detroit, MI
China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, which produces the GS8, a mid-size SUV, plans to create a new R&D facility in Farmington Hills. Guangzhou Automobile Group in China plans to invest more than $4.4 million in a new R&D facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced today. via Pocket
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yesterday by archizoo
Hedonic Audit
Work and leisure are opposites inextricably entangled with each other, like yin and yang. In economics, the distinction has been formalized in a variety of ways. via Pocket
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yesterday by archizoo
THE WORLD CUP OF ADVERTISING BOOKS – BBH
There are so many must-read advertising books. The subjects range from creativity to behavioural economics, strategy, divergent thinking, problem solving, social anthropology, marketing science, customer insight… the list goes on and on. via Pocket
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Meet The Man — And Propaganda Machine — Behind The Hammond Pardon
The last call Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond Jr. made before heading to federal prison on two counts of arson in 2016 was to a man he hardly knew. via Pocket
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yesterday by archizoo
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript | TED
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states - The Washington Post
In response to Post opinion writer Paul Waldman’s essay about the current power of the minority in American politics, the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein offered a stunning bit of data on Twitter. In broad strokes, Ornstein is correct. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
How big should your house be? - Curbed
For a recent study, UCLA-affiliated researchers in fields ranging from anthropology to sociology used cameras to record in great detail how 32 dual-income families living in the Los Angeles area used their homes. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Why Did the Human Cross the Road? To Confuse the Self-Driving Car | WIRED
Driving in a busy city, you have to get good at scrutinizing the body language of pedestrians. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Trump has remade the GOP’s foreign policy - The Washington Post
President Trump’s trip to Europe is being portrayed by both him and his critics as revolutionary. He tells us that he single-handedly and miraculously got members of NATO to increase their defense spending sharply. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Trophy Board Members – AVC
One of the many “tells” that Theranos was not a good company was the board chock full of trophy board members. A “trophy” board member is someone with a big name who, in theory, brings credibility and connections to your company. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Inside the Radical, Uncomfortable Movement to Reform White Supremacists – Mother Jones
one of Shane Johnson’s pals pushed through the front door of his trailer and announced that “a bunch of black guys” had just “said some shit to him. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
“Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything | Vanity Fair
In 1996, as the World Wide Web was taking off, Larry Page and Sergey Brin watched from the sidelines. Unlike the rest of Silicon Valley, they weren’t interested in using the Internet to buy and sell stuff, or to read and publish stories, or even to score Grateful Dead tickets. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Ideas in cars, honking
I’m catching up with the latest season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which I used to enjoy,  but now seems like it should be renamed Rich People in Expensive Cars Getting Coffee and Looking Nervous About Not Having Proper Seatbelts. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Inscrutable blueprints
If you read John McPhee’s Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process, you’ll come across several diagrams like the ones above. “McPhee creates them for everything he writes,” wrote Sam Anderson in his terrific profile. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Forever Goods. | A Continuous Lean.
One story in the archive of ACL that really sticks out to me was this piece on Goruck in 2010. I met the Goruck founders Jack Barley and Jason McCarthy through a mutual friend, it was obvious to me at the time that Goruck was going to be a hit — and it’s been a big one. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Ottessa Moshfegh’s Painful, Funny Novel of a Young Woman’s Chemical Hibernation | The New Yorker
Ottessa Moshfegh is easily the most interesting contemporary American writer on the subject of being alive when being alive feels terrible. She has a freaky and pure way of accessing existential alienation, as if her mind were tapped directly into the sap of some gnarled, secret tree. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
America Has Gone Off the Rails. Steven Brill Sees Ways to Get It Back on Track. - The New York Times
TAILSPIN The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall — and Those Fighting to Reverse It By Steven Brill Illustrated. 441 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $28.95. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
IASC: The Hedgehog Review - Volume 20, No. 2 (Summer 2018) - Virtue Signaling -
Virtue signaling” is the newest online diagnosis of why other people do the things they do. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Not Your Average Autograph Collection - The New York Times
We are living in a golden age of both fretting about handwriting and fetishizing it. Polemicists lament that cursive is going the way of the dodo. Meanwhile, old-school devotees of pen and paper post their work on social media with hashtags like #snailmail and #penpal. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Opinion | Susan Rice: Trump Must Not Capitulate to Putin - The New York Times
There is so much to lose and so little to gain for the United States in the Trump-Putin summit next week. Ms. Rice was the national security adviser during President Barack Obama’s second term. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
Three Books Consider What Happens When the Robots Take Over - The New York Times
THE FUTURE OF WORK Robots, AI, and Automation By Darrell M. West 205 pp. Brookings Institution. $21.99. There is little doubt humanity is on the precipice of massive change in how we work. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Have the Tech Giants Grown Too Powerful? That’s an Easy One - The New York Times
In start-up lore, no figure is more venerated than the tech-world founder. No mere entrepreneur, the founder is unique, sitting above the categories other people might use to order the society around them. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
The furniturisation of architecture: from St Jerome in his study to built-in cupboards and summer pavilions | Thinkpiece | Architectural Review
Architecture is increasingly disconnected from context, and its traditional boundaries blurred in favour of the temporary and the mobile Serious architecture talks and essays (usually by older continental intellectuals) tended, when I was a student, to begin with an image of St Jerome in his study. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
The Industrial Era Ended, and So Will the Digital Era
In a famous scene in the 1967 movie The Graduate, a family friend takes aside Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, and whispers in a conspiratorial tone, “Plastics… There’s a great future in plastics. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Above Avalon: The Race to a Trillion
An arbitrary race that many have been following on Wall Street is, which company will be the first to reach a trillion dollar market capitalization? Currently, there are four legitimate contenders: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Microsoft. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google | WIRED
At 6:40 in the morning, a klaxon horn sounds three times. “Gas!” a man in a hard hat and fluorescent vest yells out. There’s a hissing noise, and the helium starts flowing. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
While America Sleeps: Trump’s Treachery and the Russia Scandal – Mother Jones
Listen to David discuss the president’s cover-up of the Russia scandal on the Mother Jones Podcast. In 1938, Winston Churchill published a collection of his speeches warning that his homeland was not adequately contending with the threat posed by Nazi Germany. The title: “While England Slept. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Relatedness: Enough To Build An International Business On | Corporate Rebels
This post is written by Ken Everett. Check out his bio below the article. Question: If Drive author Dan Pink is now our guru on motivation, who were his gurus? via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
When Did Soap, Once Simple, Get So Complicated? - The New York Times
How we got from Ivory’s “99.44 percent pure” to charcoal bars for the 1 percent. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Michiko Kakutani: By the Book - The New York Times
The Times’s former chief book critic, and author of “The Death of Truth,” doesn’t think in terms of genre: “J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are no more Y.A. reading, to me, than John le Carré’s Smiley novels are spy stories.” What books are on your nightstand? via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
New Triennial Offers Artists the Canvas of Ohio - The New York Times
CLEVELAND — The art world loves to flock to exotic locales for shows and fairs. Will it come to Cleveland? Fred Bidwell, a collector and philanthropist here, is betting it will, to the tune of $5 million — his money and that of other donors. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Camera Bits, Inc.
Camera Bits, Inc. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
David Barron Furniture: New Shooting Board
I've used a 33" long shooting board for about 15 years but on a number of occasions recently I've found it a bit short. So with a hour or so to spare I made myself a new longer one. It's 48" long x 11" wide and made from 3/4" multi ply. via Pocket
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4 days ago by archizoo
Transcript of the interview with Spencer Wright from The Prepared - 100 Product Managers
Spencer: So my name is Spencer Wright. I, with a high school friend, co-founded a company that makes a single channel FM radio. I also run a manufacturing newsletter into the manufacturing world and lastly, I work at a company that makes very specialized CAD software for 3D printing. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The rise of 'pseudo-AI': how tech firms quietly use humans to do bots' work | Technology | The Guardian
It’s hard to build a service powered by artificial intelligence. So hard, in fact, that some startups have worked out it’s cheaper and easier to get humans to behave like robots than it is to get machines to behave like humans. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
An Isolated Country Runs on Mobile Money - WSJ
In the breakaway republic of Somaliland, hyperinflation and economic isolation give rise to an increasingly cashless society via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
Catalyst, enabler and obstructer workplaces
The past few years has seen much focus placed by our industry on the importance of collaboration and the resultant spatial needs for people to meet and interact. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
Tuning and Sharpening Block Planes | JLC Online | Hand Tools
In 1973, at age 17, I signed on to help a local roofer in central Ohio. The job was a two-and-a-half-story Victorian with a carriage house, and by the time we finished the job, I was sure that ripping off shingles would not be my life’s work. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
Fast Forward: The Future of Work & Technology - Steelcase
It’s rather incredible to consider the first iPhone was sold in 2007, a little more than ten years ago. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
'Urban Tech' Is Unleashing Creative Destruction on Cities - CityLab
From food-delivery startups to mapping and co-living companies, technology focused on urban systems is drawing billions of dollars in venture capital. The terms high-tech and venture capital conjure images of industries such as artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The Satisfactory Trap | workessence
In the year since I left the corporate yoke I’ve been lucky enough to visit a lot of workplaces across the planet. This against the backdrop of the ‘era of unprecedented change’ brigade repeating the same bunkum. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
Ordinary Faithfulness | Online Only | n+1
Philosopher Stanley Cavell, the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard, who died on June 19 at age 91, published his first book, Must We Mean What We Say?, during the strike. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The Disbeliever's Guide to Authenticity
We turn now from the the binary opposition “authentic / inauthentic” to the meta-level pair: “belief in authenticity / disbelief in authenticity. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The Logic of Militant Democracy | Online Only | n+1
Despite its best efforts, the Trump Administration has sparked an intense interest in American history. The President’s assault on equality is so breathtaking that one of the few ways to make sense of it is to view it as product of long and well-established traditions. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The Entire History of Steel
The story of steel begins long before bridges, I-beams, and skyscrapers. It begins in the stars. Billions of years before humans walked the Earth—before the Earth even existed—blazing stars fused atoms into iron and carbon. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
Facebook, Google, and the Death of the Public Square - The Atlantic
What is God? When the question first rattled my adolescent mind, I took it to my mom and dad, and received wildly divergent answers. I cracked the beige-in-every-way set of World Book encyclopedias in our attic. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
Russia and the Menace of Unreality - The Atlantic
At the NATO summit in Wales last week, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top commander, made a bold declaration. Russia, he said, is waging “the most amazing information warfare blitzkrieg we have ever seen in the history of information warfare.” via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The Fast and Furious Michael Avenatti - The New York Times
The attorney Michael Avenatti stands just under six feet tall, with blatant blue eyes and thinning hair he shaves down to stubble, exposing the crumpled vein at his left temple. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now. - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — The bar at the Elite Cafe here was packed, but not a drink was being poured. The champagne stand sat empty and warm. The tap was covered in plastic wrap. Instead, the restaurant was flooded with the low din of typing. That’s because the Elite Cafe, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The Power of Making Your Employees Feel Trusted
Rooftop gardens, game rooms, in-house dry cleaning and best in class gyms. These may steal the “cool workplaces” headlines, but workplaces that make employees feel trusted are winning the hearts of employees – and making employees more engaged, too. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
The 5G Workforce
So often social media catches on to some irrelevant detail and creates a ‘debate’ about nothing. In my experience, most Millennials and Gen Z’s that I have worked with are self-starting, focused and very pleasant – not the whining, narcissistic personalities they are portrayed as. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Are humans really blind to the gorilla on the basketball court? | Aeon Essays
Scientific experiments don’t generally attract widespread attention. But the ‘Gorillas in Our Midst’ (1999) experiment of visual attention by the American psychologists Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris has become a classic. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Cory Doctorow: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags – Locus Online
For 20 years, privacy advocates have been sounding the alarm about commercial online surveillance, the way that companies gather deep dossiers on us to help marketers target us with ads. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
George Lucas Strikes Back: Inside the Fight to Build the Lucas Museum | Vanity Fair
There are a number of reasons why movie directors do not generally go around establishing museums. It is not only because most of them do not own enough artworks to put into them or have enough money to start new careers as philanthropists. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
The disgusting ‘normal’ under Trump - The Washington Post
The trouble with living in this year of our Lord 2018 is that startling, bad, once-in-a-generation things happen with such swift and disconcerting profusion. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
REDEF ORIGINAL: Netflix Isn’t Being Reckless, It’s Just Playing a Game No One Else Dares (Netflix Misunderstandings, Pt. 3)
Even when underestimated, Netflix’s ever-escalating, industry-leading content spend remains a point of fear and fascination in the media industry. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Andrew Sullivan: Why We Should Say Yes to Drugs
The great mystery to me of psychedelic experiences is the centrality of love. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There? - POLITICO Magazine
TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, people sit in colorful Adirondack chairs and footfalls of pedestrians compete with the cry of gulls. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up – TechCrunch
I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
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6 days ago by archizoo
Understanding Harvey - The Huffington Post
The doctor specialized in sex offenders, and many of his patients seemed incorrigible. There was the head of a school—a married man and father—who said the sight of pretty female students caused him to masturbate behind his desk. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Supreme Court is now Trump’s, and so we grieve for America.
Because countries are not people, it’s tricky to translate whatever “loving one’s country” means—it’s quite abstract—into the language of heartbreak. It sounds melodramatic. What can heartbreak mean as a civic matter? And yet it is what I feel. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
www.linkedin.com
A couple of weeks ago I attended a technology summit, primarily as rather than being yet another #PropTech event, (and I have nothing against those I hasten to add) it was specifically targeted at all service sectors, particularly legal and finance, as well as real estate. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?
On June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice. via Pocket
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