thisiswhywefail: Slate examines the “greenness” of our addiction to red meat: Meat is not sweet, ecologically speaking. According to an extensive U.N. report from 2006, the livestock industry not only uses more land than any other human activity; it’s also one of the largest contributors to water pollution and a bigger source of greenhouse-gas emissions than all the world’s trains, planes, and...
It’s time for the publishing industry to step up to the plate. Stop worrying...– - Booksquare: Amazon Buys Lexcycle Watching big publishing right now gives me such agita, I can’t even say.
Chinese Internet Censorship: See It For Yourself →
Signs G.O.P. Is Rethinking Stance on Gay Marriage →
Every time that a [copyright] term extension is passed, the public is deprived...– EU extends musical copyrights by 20 years, eyes movies next
Bea Arthur's Top 5 Contributions To Pop Culture →
Revolutionary Espresso Book Machine launches in... →
Now this is what I’m talkin’ about. [via Wil Wheaton]
Justices Could Weigh Free Speech vs. License... →
For many years, I have told students, “Do not do what I do; rather, take...– Mark C. Taylor - End the University as We Know It
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-4-26) →
Mates of State (10) The Decemberists (7) The Wave Pictures (6) She & Him (5) Tori Amos (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Vancouver bans bottled water on city property →
Doesn’t sound like they’re actually banning people from possessing it, but more that they’re no longer going to provide or sell it. Still, a step in the right direction. Yay, tap water!
We would like to thank Pivot Legal for bringing to our attention an email sent...– Oh, thank goodness. VPD corrects assertion from yesterday - Vancouver police: Don’t call 911 if you see a “beggar”
Swedish Pirate Party Doubles in Size After Bay... →
Readers can step right into the stories, experiencing the authors’ visions...– Let’s follow Canada and display writers’ words in the places they describe [via @roncharles] I’m increasingly fascinated with how we value our creative culture, and I love this idea!
The A.P., it appears, wants to become the RIAA of the flailing newspaper...– Behind The A.P.’s Plan To Become The Web’s News Cop
UK rejects privacy group's gripes about Google... →
Fascinating to watch governments/communities/societies balance interests.
The Vancouver Police Department is instructing Dunbar residents to call 911...– Sometimes I’m embarrassed to tell people I live in this neighbourhood. Pivot Legal Society
Should Ad Networks Pay Publishers For Stolen... →
The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500 →
Overlooking the cheesiness (um, laziness?) of falling back on naming the generation, this is pretty bang-on, eh?
Democrats Consider Bypassing G.O.P. on Health Care... →
Authors and publishers will shape books to move as high as possible on Google’s...– Dear god, that’s terrifying. Resist the urge, people! The E-Book as Gutenberg’s Bible
The Golden Girls in Glitter! →
Good golly, this is made of awesome [via @avgjanecrafter].
In general, the role of friendship in our lives isn’t terribly well...– What Are Friends for? A Longer Life
To anyone who wants to photocopy, bind, and give a copy of the book to their...– When Pixels Find New Life on Real Paper They seem to be missing that a print book of xkcd comics might reach an audience that doesn’t already know about the strip, but other than that I love what they’re saying here!
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-4-19) →
The Hidden Cameras (6) Why? (6) The Soft Boys (6) The Decemberists (5) Delhi 2 Dublin (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Even as Washington goes into a frenzy over energy, many of the oil companies are...– Oil Companies Reluctant to Follow Obama’s Green Lead - NYTimes.com Gah!
From Blog to Print, Laughing All the Way to the... →
Gotta say, I hope this wave crashes soon—unless the focus shifts away from republishing web content in books and toward translating the original concept in a way that best exploits the properties of a book as contrasted with those of a blog.
When you talk about transportation, it is a network concept by definition. You...– Transportation Innovation - Joseph M. Sussman in GOOD
As we move to a transportation model with fewer cars and more public transit,...– Ticket to Ride - Morgan Clendaniel in GOOD
Help Knit the Skye Bridge →
I love large-scale guerilla knitting projects!
Do You Think Bandwidth Grows on Trees? →
roamin: Farhad Manjoo/ Slate Magazine User generated content may have changed the Internet, but sites like YouTube are suffocating under the costs of storing it “Everyone knows that print newspapers are our generation’s horse-and-buggy; in the most wired cities, they’ve been pummeled by competition from the Web. But it might surprise you to learn that one of the largest and most-celebrated...
It’s hard not to think the [sic] Amazon’s failure to disclose DRM limitations on...– Amazon’s Kindle Disclosure Policies Could Attract FTC Attention | Medialoper
They never learn,” [Philip Pullman] said. “The inevitable result of...– Kite Runner joins gay penguins on top 10 books Americans want banned | Books | guardian.co.uk
Billy Bob's tantrum raises new questions →
I don’t think these questions are new, I don’t like this guy’s attitude, and I disagree with his assessment of Thornton’s talent, but I agree with his point. Celebrities are ubiquitous, and if they’re going to sit down with journalists they should accept the loss of control.
Imagine whisking through towns at speeds over 100 miles an hour, walking only a...– Obama Unveils High-Speed Rail Plan - NYTimes.com YES! YES! YES!
Husain added: “My concern as a bookseller would be that it shifts the onus...– Bloomsbury sparks row on cover prices | theBookseller.com Why isn’t this an Onion article? Booksellers, I think I heard a rumour somewhere that you might be able to find some examples of retail markets where sellers set their prices and compete with other sellers. I can’t be sure, but...
Conservation of outrage is the wrong answer. We can apologize to Amazon while...– The Failure of #amazonfail « Clay Shirky [via @caseyf]
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-4-12) →
The Frames (11) The Hidden Cameras (10) Brooklyn Rider (10) Neil Patrick Harris (8) The Decemberists (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
NYU Student Conducts Most Adorable Robot Experiment Ever - Tweenbot [via @Pogue]
Cutest gaming story, ever! kyle + rosemary [via @wilw, WWdN: In Exile]
Knitting [& Crocheting] For Your Health - CBS News Video [via @VickieHowell]
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-4-5) →
The Soft Boys (1) Colette (1) The Hidden Cameras (1) LCD Soundsystem (1) The Raconteurs (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz