Posted on May 21st, 2009 at 2:19 pm by Steve
I'm not sure I can explain what it is, but Magical Nihilism makes for some fascinating reading. Graphic novel creator Warren Ellis never fails to amuse, enlighten, or dismay, depending on your tastes. Tellart Labs in Providence, RI makes physical interfaces for computing devices... they take mashups to the physical plane! The Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science has an amazing library of works on line, including this article on urban design innovator Kevin Lynch. I meant to post about this when it was first published back in April: Steve Crocker's Op-Ed in the New York Times marking the 40th anniversary of the RFC, the process by which Internet protocols are standardized. It makes for some great reading. Also interesting is Crocker's RFC 1, the initial Request For Comments that described the HOST software requirements for machines connected to the brand-new ARPA Network... which laid the foundations for this vast series of tubes we know today as teh Internetz.