Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

Weird Water

Photo taken Sunday, July 24, 2011:

Unusually placid water in the bay of New York City.

Due to the extreme heat?


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Gas Prices Leap Four Cents

Photo taken Saturday, July 23, 2011:

Last weekend I took a photo, it was $4.37.

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TV: Torchwood Miracle Day, Episode Three

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“I’ll Show Them!”

Anders Breivik: There is nothing to study in the mind of Norway’s mass killer

Sometimes there come along pathetic young men who have a sense of powerlessness and rejection, and take a terrible revenge on the world. Sometimes there are people who feel so weak that they need to kill in order to feel strong. They don’t need an ideology to behave as they do.

That’s exactly it.

While all sorts of people want complex motivations, right there is the heart of things.

Occam’s Razor at work.

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Apple The Destroyer

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Twitter Vs. Google+: Woodstock Vs. Levittown


So, because ideas are In The Air for anyone to grab, someone else did it before I could get to it:

Google+ vs. Twitter: Planned Community vs. Organic Growth

He nails all the important points I was going to make.

My metaphor was different.

Twitter was Woodstock but it never adapted to its users, who wanted to stay and party on.

Google+ is building Levittown. And given Google’s requirement for “Nice,” it means the Woodstock party ain’t gonna happen there. Not ever.

Woodstock, as barbaric as it was, was a symbol of a cultural revolution.

Levittown was a codification of 1950s conformity and the stifling of individual expression.

I’d rather be at Woodstock and put up with the mess.

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Now Google Has Apple’s Disease

What is it with companies that reach a certain size and then become hypocritical assholes?

Here is what Scoble is saying Google wants:

Google VP Vic Gundotra … says that he is trying to make sure a positive tone gets set here. Like when a restaurant doesn’t allow people who aren’t wearing shirts to enter. … mostly to have a nicer, more personal, community[.]

Now Google wants to enforce Nice?

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