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8 April 2014

Writing

  1. 20th century email newsletters

    A look at some of the email newsletters I subscribed to in the 1990s.

Links

  1. A nation of slaves

    Charlie Stross on the Conservatives’ target of “full employment”. I hate their (and Labour’s) “hardworking families” rhetoric as if work, any work at all, no matter how it’s achieved or what the alternatives might be, is an end in itself.

  2. Where Brooklyn At?

    Some digging into the metadata Aaron Straup Cope saved before Brooklyn Museum deleted their Flickr stuff. It makes me so mad and sad that they did this, not just the images but thousands of comments, tags, notes, too. On Flickr, you don’t own your own words.

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @mala Ah, sorry about that. Fixing it now. Do you know what became of Richard Seidman?

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    @mala I assumed it was a temporary glitch. Meant to ping you but forgot by the time I'd finished!

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    @textfiles Let me know if I can do anything.

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    @blech It'll be interesting to see how effective that is on, say, London Wall or Beech Street.

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    @holgate Yeah, I restricted myself to one-to-many email things, rather than discussion. So many short-lived ideas I had carefully filtered.

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    Which also made me wonder if there is/should be somewhere that has archives of email newsletters (archive.org?) cc @textfiles

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    I wrote about some of the email newsletters I subscribed to in the 1990s: gyford.com/phil/writing/2… Which only might interest some of you.

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    @paulpod I saw lots of people alluding to having to stand by, but nothing alluding to whatever the announcement was/is/will be…

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    @mattsheret I would also like to register my disappointment at the lack of warning. I wonder what all these people are *for* sometimes!

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    @mutber @paulpod It’s fine! He says he’s doing a project in Los Angeles that has social housing. I’m sure that’ll help.

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    @benhammersley Also to be occasionally known as "Strategy&".

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    @frankieroberto I haven’t I’m afraid. I did read reviews of both before going for Acorn, but that was several years ago.

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    Ha, when will Maria Miller resign, on Doodle: doodle.com/ughx8f3qz3q92d…

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    @ntlk @ModelViewMedia Wired? Oh ha ha ha ha ha ha my aching sides oh dear oh my ha ha ha ha so funny ha ha can’t breathe ha ha Wired?! ha ha

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    Ooh, Acorn, the nice Mac image-editing software, is on sale: $14.99 instead of $49.99. flyingmeat.com/acorn/ Worth it if PS is too spendy.

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    @vineet Yes, but they're not (yet) turning off their existing service.