- How to make the Greenway work - The Boston Globe - The problems of making open space actually *work* in a city.
- Flashonomics: Buying Flash Memory - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson - Some detailed discussion about buying flash memory cards. Unfortunately the reliability part of the discussion is pretty much purely anecdotal.
- 50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice - ChronicleReview.com - "The Elements of Style does not deserve the enormous esteem in which it is held by American college graduates. Its advice ranges from limp platitudes to inconsistent nonsense. Its enormous influence has not improved American students' grasp of English grammar; it has significantly degraded it."
- 6 Half-Truths About the Cloud - Many good points that I mostly agree with here. Also think it remains to be seen how important the statistics of scale turn out to be.
- Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Google in the middle - "We were misinformed. The Web didn't kill mediators. It made them stronger. The way a company makes big money on the Web is by skimming little bits of money off a huge number of transactions, with each click counting as a transaction. (Think trillions of transactions.) The reality of the web is hypermediation, and Google, with its search and search-ad monopolies, is the hypermediator."
Monday, April 13, 2009
Posted by Gordon Haff at 1:30 PM