From an interview with designer/artist/soul searcher Elle Luna:
So I was using Uber all the time in San Francisco, even though I hated the design. And then I went to the Crunchies awards ceremony and at a post-ceremony event, where I was in a ball gown, I saw the CEO of Uber, Travis…
Feels like we still have a ways to go as a society as a whole (childcare, healthcare), especially as Congress wastes time trying to win political points supposedly trying to repeal what little health care reform Americans finally got.
America is definitely not friendly to families or women or fathers who want to be with their children……yet.
Actually, our foundational copyright laws have barely budged since the rise of the internet. And this is a problem, since some of the biggies were written to accomodate the quirks of a world full of player pianos. Literally. Going through the layers of American copyright law is like doing…
Here, put this bandit hat on.: ‘Gif’ or ‘Jif’ brought to you from a Linguistics major
Typically a g sounds like a j before an i or y. Sometimes a g can sound like a j in front of an e, but it has many more exceptions. Your brain just automatically does it at this point. Don’t believe me? How do you pronounce general? gypsy? giant? george? ginny? gelatin? gymnastics? germ?…
But this point is good, right? “In the nineteen-seventies, after all, airplane crashes occurred with disturbing regularity. Today, they are extraordinarily rare; there hasn’t been a fatal airliner crash in the United States in almost four years.”
James Surowiecki examines Boeing’s decision to outsource the construction of its 787 Dreamliner planes:
…getting the company to commit to a major project like the Dreamliner took some doing. “Some of the board of directors would rather have spent money on a walk-in humidor for shareholders than on a new plane,” Aboulafia says. So the Dreamliner’s advocates came up with a development strategy that was supposed to be cheaper and quicker than the traditional approach: outsourcing. And Boeing didn’t outsource just the manufacturing of parts; it turned over the design, the engineering, and the manufacture of entire sections of the plane to some fifty “strategic partners.” Boeing itself ended up building less than forty per cent of the plane.
This strategy was trumpeted as a reinvention of manufacturing. But while the finance guys loved it—since it meant that Boeing had to put up less money—it was a huge headache for the engineers.
Some very creative folks started a wedding registry on Amazon.com for items desperately needed in Brooklyn. One of the people behind this effort is a client of mine so I know for a fact this is 100% legit.
Please help them out…signal boost, buy something, whatever you can do.
While fascinated that the pic that made the front page of the NY Times of this event was taken while employing a “hail mary” strategy (taken plenty of those in my time, when I couldn’t see over crowds etc), am still extremely bothered by the fact that this horrible event happened at all.
At first read, I thought the “one arm” strategy was employed for safety reasons. But the sentence implies the person was above the fray, and probably out of harms way (even from the friendly fire of the responding police guns).
So I suppose it’s more a commentary on the ubiquity of recording devices. Still the idea of looking at photos of this event just sickens me. I don’t want to see pictures of senseless violence, that could probably be prevented, if regulations were more stringent. My imagination gives me nightmares as it is.
Every day is another blank slate upon which another shooting could be reported.
One year ago this week, Libyan rebels took control of the capital city Tripoli, ending the 42-year rule of Muammar al-Qaddafi. When the Libyan uprising began in February of 2011, our producer Sarah Abdurrahman