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Has been a positive experience in every way, so far.
I’m asking people who bought a $200-829 device (many of whom also pay monthly...– Why Instapaper Free is taking an extended vacation – Marco.org
One way to be trusted is to always tell the truth. This is my favorite way. It’s...– INTPRSN - Trust vs. Truth
I think for hip hop to grow to its full potential and stay relevant for another...– Jay-Z, Decoded By far the best thing in that book (for me). I tend to read “hip hop” as implicitly symbolic of our pop culture as a whole. Obviously it’s also its own thing among many others but I take it to be the most representative.
Thinking about lyricism and listening to hip hop again… This one’s pretty legendary so I’ll let it speak for itself.
Shit’s rich history reaches back to Old Norse skita, and by...– And there’s much more — Sh*t-faced: a brief history of the word. - By Paul Collins - Slate Magazine (via @moximer)
We need to learn to approach our online activities as investments — towards more...– This is me self-promoting from with a post I wrote in 2007: Education and Creation for ‘Web 3.0′ Revisited it today with all the talk about the BusinessWeek feature that conveys the same concern.
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theatlantic: brianfrank writes Creativity for me means seeing connections between things that haven’t been connected before, and playing with those connections to make something new and unique in its own right. There are patterns everywhere if you know how to look: find the most relevant aspects of things, bring those to the foreground, trace only the main shapes and gestures, erase away...
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h/t Alexis Madrigal [that would be page 1 of Infinite Jest]
[Plato] witnessed writing’s rising dominion; he asserted its force and...– From James Gleick’s so-far wonderful new book, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. Obvious parallel to our own time there…
While higher education has tried to stand for fairness in the past few decades...– Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges - NYTimes.com