These old-fashioned social media book covers by Graphic artist Stéphane Massa-Bidal encapsulate the idealism behind some of the world’s most popular social sites. These old-fashioned social media book covers by Graphic artist Stéphane Massa-Bidal encapsulate the idealism behind some of the world’s most popular social sites. His vintage depictions look somewhat like mid 20th century magazine ads.
How the internet looks as vintage books… « How to be a Retronaut.
This article on ReadWriteWeb is fascinating. Or rather, the ensuing comments are – lots of people mistakenly believe the article is the new Facebook login page, probably because of a high google ranking for “facebook login” or something similar. Reminded me of this. Also this.
We’re paying for the inconvenience of quality control without the quality part. In fact, lots of software has lower quality because of the App Store process.
The App Store: Quality control without the quality – (37signals)
Computer generated cities based on Conway’s Game of Life:
voxopolis from Dino Rossi on Vimeo.
The darndest thing happened in the last five days and I was fortunate to be privy to it. Apple has gotten people excited about computing.
But this time, it’s not nerds or geeks and certainly not IT industry analysts. It’s everyone else.
I had a curious set of three conversations this week. One with a grandma, one with a technophobe and the third with a self-proclaimed luddite.
northtemple – On iPads, Grandmas and Game-changing
“If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram.”
The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.
[...] Our everyday experience might itself be a holographic projection of physical processes that take place on a distant, 2D surface.
Our world may be a giant hologram – New Scientist.
TWITCH is a series of minimal games within small windows. How fast can you solve them all? Each game only responds to clicking; mouse position and keyboard are ignored.
Even though it says it was created to work exclusively with Google Chrome, it works great in Safari as well. Built using processing.js i believe.
Of course, the moment I leave God’s Own Country (that’s the United Kingdom to you, johnny foreigner), my phone will shed about a hundred IQ points and half its metabolism. 7.2MB 3G connection over the air in North America? Forget it, travelling man. No more watching the news on the phone for you. You’ll take the local flavour of gimpy GPRS and like it. And we’ll charge you fifteen quid for every 25MB you eat. [...] I hate that I lose so much of my outboard brain functions when I go to North America. I practically had a seizure from the thin bandwidth in Vancouver four years back.
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