what you need, when you need it.
“Most feminists don’t hate men, as a group (we hate the system that disproportionately favors men at the expense of women), but — congratulations! — we are starting to hate you.” — If I Admit That ‘Hating Men’ Is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning It Into a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
“The thought that an average person, like a housewife, could have used it to streamline chores like cooking or bookkeeping was ridiculous, even if she aced the two-week programming course included in the $10,600 price tag”
Wired: The Honeywell Kitchen Computer (via Stef)
Telephone Exchange and Signal Box, Birmingham, England, 1963
(Bicknell and Hamilton)
James Dean in his New York apartment, 1955.
Hugh Ferris’s illustration for 1916 NYC building code.
“Its appearance after having assumed a plan, and having passed this downward through the original envelope” might be my sentence of the week.
A member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition plays the bagpipes for an indifferent penguin, 1904.
#the greatest caption in the history of the world
(Source: babiesareyum, via piratemoggy)
^^ Inevitable backlash-to-the-backlash post.
I get the point here, I know this Gizmodo post will get views, I respect the hustle, but I hate these kind of “GROW UP AND BE REALISTIC IT’S CAPITALISM” type of posts. Because, yes, it’s capitalism, and guess what - capitalism also includes a) making PR and marketing mistakes, b) doing dickheaded things, c) being busted for them by customers, d) customer backlashing etc etc. Sometimes that can bring down a business - I don’t know if it will this time, but it can.
I sometimes get the feeling the tech world hates the idea of this, I don’t know why they should. B-b-but it was free, they aren’t really customers, they should be GRATEFUL. Dude, who’s whining now?
Also, this is INSTAGRAM. Instagram is the poster child of the very rapid, app-driven user take-up model. It is a service founded on people seeing something cool (a filter effect, usually) thinking “that’s cool” and copying it. So is it really that outrageous to imagine it might then be vulnerable to people seeing something uncool, thinking “that’s uncool” and copying the outrage?
Live by the network effect, die by the network effect. It might well not happen to Instagram, but it’ll happen to someone sometime and a tech writer will wring his hands and we can all say “It’s capitalism, man”