Feel is important to me. I wear my headphones all day — every day. When they are not on my ears, they are wrapped around my neck. My wife thinks I am anti-social. I can’t hear her.
This is how I want products to be reviewed. Real world use. Explaining why they’re good or bad for his use. I got price, if they folded, how they charged, and how they fit.
It wasn’t full of gushing hyperbole. It wasn’t proclaiming they were saviors of the world. It was a real-world experience about a product and his views of it. That’s what I miss about reviews.
Users were expected to make short stops at the kiosks. But the sites quickly attracted homeless people and other idle users who took full advantage of the unlimited access to the internet to turn the kiosks into al fresco living rooms, watching movies and playing music for hours.
I could have told you in a moment this would be the result. I used to work for the City of Richmond, VA’s help desk and we would receive calls from irritated people who could not watch porn on the public library computers. If there is access, people will use the access how they see fit.
I am surprised at least simple internet filtering wasn’t in place for the tablets on the kiosks. The media streaming could be limited by site, or by bandwidth or time usage. I’m happy to see the developers of the kiosks see this as an iterative process so they’re aware there will be challenges and are working to make the experience better for everyone.
The Falling Man
Most images of 9/11 depict destruction on a massive scale. But Richard Drew’s quiet picture of one man falling from the towers conveys the tragedy of every life lost that day.
Female staffers adopted a meeting strategy they called “amplification”: When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.
I’ve seen men take credit for the work of their female colleagues time and time again. In some cases, the people getting the work knew where it really came from. But there have been many more times where the man was given credit for work he didn’t produce.
In terms of sheer intensity, Saul Williams’ Tiny Desk concert may be the most potent in our eight-year history.
Saul Williams is passionate and brings fire to his words. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him live twice in support of Nine Inch Nails and as the headliner. His intensity is infectuous and his words penetrate.
Question your authority, genocide and poverty
Treaties don’t negate the fact you’re dealing stolen property
Hacker, I’m a hacker, I’m a hacker in your hard drive
Hundred thousand dollar Tesla ripping through your hard drive
— Saul Williams, Burundi