Jang Song Thaek — once considered the second most powerful man in North Korea — was publicly humiliated and removed from all his positions at a politburo meeting on Dec. 8. On Dec. 12, North Korea state media announced that Jang had been executed after a special military tribunal.
Flow is the feed. It’s the posts and the tweets. It’s the stream of daily and sub-daily updates that remind people that you exist. Stock is the durable stuff. It’s the content you produce that’s as interesting in two months (or two years) as it is today. It’s what people discover via search. It’s what spreads slowly but surely, building fans over time. — Robin Sloan
A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others. — William Faulkner
Opportunity reveals itself to you because you see the interconnection of two things, the interdependence of things, that others cannot see. — Kaihan Krippendorff
Cali. attorney general says man charged for "revenge porn" and extortion sites -
The 27-year-old man has been charged with 31 felonies for a revenge porn site and a separate site that charged to have the pictures of nude women removed.
The surveillance agencies were concerned that terrorists could use popular online video games and platforms like “World of Warcraft” and Microsoft’s Xbox Live to secretly plot attacks.
New York Times brings print edition to tablets and computers with Today’s Paper web app
The daily print edition of The New York Times now has a home of its own on digital devices. A new web app called Today’s Paper, released today for tablets and computers, offers solely the articles and sections that go to print every day in an attractive layout similar to the paper’s full iPad app in Newsstand.
This is one of the most pointless things the Times was actively working on while I was there. Truly great designers, engineers, and editors spent effectively years tying to make this web app that would mimic all of the “features” of a physical product without all of the power that digital media brings. I hope this project is killed as soon as possible when the company realizes that many of the people who will use it will soon be dead.
Just because a vocal minority of users constantly ask for this product, doesn’t mean that the Times had to build it. In fact, I’d bet that number gets smaller every year.
We should be working together to make the world better through technology, not make it more like the past. Circa gets it and I hope The Grey Lady catches up soon.
You used to have to find your way to Lou Reed. Now as soon as some pointlessly vulgar song gets recorded, you hear it in a clothing store. — Lee Siegel