Jacob Kaplan-Moss

28 items tagged β€œessays”

πŸ“Œ The Social Graph is Neither (Pinboard Blog)

Maciej explains, far better than I ever could, why I don’t have a Facebook or G+ account. And never will. #

πŸ“Œ Annals of Innovation: In the Air: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

β€œThe genius is not a unique source of insight; he is merely an efficient source of insight.” #

πŸ“Œ Burningbird Β» Find your exit points

Shelley nails it. I wish everyone selling hosting services would have a clear exit strategy in their FAQ. #

πŸ“Œ The New Yorker: Fact #
πŸ“Œ Double standards in security hassles - The Red Tape Chronicles - MSNBC.com

Wonderful, insightful article about security. A choice quote: "until recently, you or I couldn’t take a bottle of water or a tube of toothpaste on an airplane. Mothers were forced to drink their babies’ milk. Elderly women were subject to humiliating #

πŸ“Œ Stevey's Blog Rants: Egomania Itself

β€œIf you do a rain dance for enough days in a row, it will eventually work. Guaranteed.” #

πŸ“Œ Eugene Volokh on three ways to fix Slate. By Eugene Volokh

Although it’s meant to be Slate-specific, the first two points really apply to any piece of online journalism. I’d love to see the J-W handle corrections and citations the way Volokh suggests. #

πŸ“Œ O'Reilly Radar > Database War Stories #5: craigslist

Mentioned in passing: β€œcraigslist tends to have 200% growth yearly both in posting and reading.” Wow. #

πŸ“Œ gladwell dot com - the new yorker archive

Every article Gladwell’s written for the New Yorker (ten years’ worth!) #

πŸ“Œ The New Yorker: Fact

FEAR FACTOR: Bill O’Reilly’s baroque period. #

πŸ“Œ Identity Production in a Networked Culture: Why Youth Heart MySpace

Awesome paper on the MySpace culture #

πŸ“Œ The New Yorker: Fact: Troublemakers

Malcom Gladwell on β€œwhat pit bulls can teach us about profiling.” #

πŸ“Œ Ass Backwards - The media's silence about rampant anal sex

Americans sure are having lots of the butt sex! #

πŸ“Œ "Just enough piracy" #
πŸ“Œ What Makes People Gay? - The Boston Globe #
πŸ“Œ If MSG is so bad for you, why doesn't everyone in Asia have a headache?

Very intersting article about MSG #

πŸ“Œ DrunkenBlog: Deconstructing Maui X-Stream #
πŸ“Œ Boston Phoenix: High and mighty

β€œHow did you get your job at High Times?” β€œCan you get me a job at High Times?” β€œCan you get me some weed?” #

πŸ“Œ New Scientist: 13 things that do not make sense #
πŸ“Œ FT March 2004: What's Right With Kansas #
πŸ“Œ Best Software Essays of 2004 #
πŸ“Œ gladwell dot com / The Ketchup Conundrum #
πŸ“Œ DrunkenBlog: Deconstructing H.264/AVC

This is fascinating stuff! #

πŸ“Œ What the Bubble Got Right

Paul Graham, amazing as usual #

πŸ“Œ Assassination Politics

And old but great idea #

πŸ“Œ The New Yorker: Shouts and Murmurs: "New Details Surface" #
πŸ“Œ DNA: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet #
πŸ“Œ Why MS shouldn't use DRM #