Sitting Here In My Safe California Home Edition
Todays links of interest:
- Killer robots … friend or foe?
Foe. Killer robots are *always* foes. Have we learned nothing?
- The life and times of America’s greatest hoaxer
BTW, it would make Kirk’s entire year if someone ever called him "America’s greatest hoaxer."
- garfield minus garfield
This is indescribably great. The "Garfield" comic strip hacked into something actually funny. A perfect example of found art created by subtraction and rudimentary Photoshop skillz.
- Maxim apologizes for Black Crowes review
Also vows to actually listen to albums before making "educated guesses".
- Moonves: Strike actually helped
Count on Leslie Moonves to find the silver lining…costs cut, deals dropped, money saved.
- The Penguin Blog: Nonlinearity
FoBS/ML Jeremy Ettinghausen offers the world a sneak peek at the next great Penguin project: "All of which is a roundabout way of saying that in a few weeks Penguin will be embarking on an experiment in storytelling (yes, another one, I hear you sigh)."
- Apple planning iPhone SDK event March 6
While Apple continues to shuffle its feet, talking about road maps and such, the gray market for 3rd Party iPhone apps continues to chug along, pretty much unabated. Of course, it also means that some of us are still running their original iPhone software, but so be it.
- Michael Jackson to Auction His Beloved Neverland?
While we aren’t interested in Neverland, we’d like to reiterate our offer to buy Startrek.com, another once-valuable property which has essentially been shuttered due to massive neglect and total idiocy.
- William F. Buckley Jr. Is Dead at 82
But the damage he did lives on.
- Zell won’t hesitate to sell Wrigley Field naming rights
Hey, maybe Wrigley could buy the naming rights.
- Larry Craig Looks For Summer Interns
Uh, yeah. This boggles the mind.
- Jeff Mangum, the Salinger of indie rock
Syd Barrett seems more of an apropos comparison.
- ?A Man?s Gotta Have a Code?
What the fictional Baltimore Sun didn’t run in last week’s episode of "The Wire." It goes without saying that this contains a huge-ass gnarly SPOILER, so if you didn’t see the the episode that ran during the same time as the Oscars, don’t click this link, yo.
- THE CLASH LIVE: REVOLUTION ROCK
On PBS. Because the Public Broadcasting Service was always in the vanguard of punk rock? Because The Clash is now the "Classic Rock" it once supplanted? Because nothing is even remotely like it used to be? Because I’m old enough now not to really care since live Clash footage is always welcome? Because all of the above?
- Locking in Viewers to Watch the Commercials
Neat. ABC’s new service — a so-called TiVo killer — will allow on demand viewing but no fast forwarding through commercials. This might be a TiVo alternative, but we’re sticking with the classic TiVo model.
- Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy.
See, there’s democratic processes and then there’s this thing called humanity. Humans like a sense of order to their freedom.
- Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business
Or, why Chris Anderson really, really gets this money-making business. We caution you to read the subtext to understand what "free" means in this modern world.