Quotes about the Web

It occurs to me that I come across quotes about the web a lot, so I think I’m going to keep track of them and then publish them from time to time. There’s this tweet from Vincent Bevins: I tweet this every few weeks but the internet absolutely does not work any more. You are… Continue reading Quotes about the Web

The internet didn’t kill counterculture—you just won’t find it on Instagram | Document

And maybe here, we do have an aesthetic counter to the wallflower non-style of Big Tech: a raging messy semiotic meltdown of radicalizing (if absurdist) meme culture where the only ideological no-go zone is the liberal center. Caroline Busta A really fascinating look at the counterculture of now and the future, whereby the youth (those… Continue reading The internet didn’t kill counterculture—you just won’t find it on Instagram | Document

Published
Categorized as Links

California Is Making Liberals Squirm | The New York Times

Ezra Klein at his new editorial home in the New York Times on the contradiction of a conservative, progressive California: There is an old finding in political science that Americans are “symbolically conservative” but “operationally liberal.” Americans talk like conservatives but want to be governed like liberals. In California, the same split political personality exists,… Continue reading California Is Making Liberals Squirm | The New York Times

Published
Categorized as Links

On the Rocks

In some ways, this film feels a bit like Coppola playing the hits. But it’s filled with careful staging, elegant cinematography, unique soundscapes, and these quiet moments that elevate the charisma of Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. That’s more than enough to stand on its own 2020 Dir. Sofia Coppola

Published
Categorized as Movies

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

A captivating and beautiful love letter to the lost days of the city of San Francisco. The story frames the conflict as a relationship between a man, his childhood, and the home he had lost. But it is, in truth, a poetic film about the beauty of friendship. 2019 Dir. Joe Talbot

Published
Categorized as Movies

Show Don’t Sell

Take credit for what CSS has done. Don’t say: “Web standards did this” Do say: “We’ve set up a system that will automatically format the page whenever you update it.” Let the client think you’re smart and give you more business… Show don’t sell – Jeffrey Zeldman I was doing a bit of research on… Continue reading Show Don’t Sell

Published
Categorized as Links

This used to be our playground

Design got its seat at the table, developed a business mindset, became increasingly inclusive, and finally grew up. So much to celebrate and so much distance travelled, and yet design seems relatively passive and polite; acquiescent in a build-by-numbers assembly process. I find myself returning to the same bit of circular thinking that Simon Collison… Continue reading This used to be our playground

WordPess.com Launches New Website Service

Mullenweg responded to them, saying he is “100% certain this will drive more up-market consulting in the future” to consultants who handle larger projects and potentially bring more business to plugin and theme developers. He also noted that Bluehost’s full service product is a similar solution and that services like Web.com have been competing in… Continue reading WordPess.com Launches New Website Service

Death of an Open Source Business Model

Mapbox found themselves in a similar position to Mongo and Redis: they were subsidizing R&D for a handful of trillion-dollar tech giants. In the Death of an Open Source Business Model, Joe Morrison laments at the new licensing restrictions of Mapbox, a reversal from the company’s previous business model, which he labels as “open core”… Continue reading Death of an Open Source Business Model