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18 February 2014

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  1. What do those squiggles on the pavement actually mean?

    How to interpret all the sprayed-on markings left by road crews on British pavements/roads.

  2. Thomas Friedman Visited Silicon Valley and Is Wrong About Everything

    Just because it’s fun to read people being angry about Thomas Friedman and Silicon Valley. It baffles me that intelligent people read him uncritically. (via @agpublic)

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    @phl No, what did I miss?

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    ‘Her’ was like someone having a relationship on the Internet in the 1990s. The same disembodied intensity, the same weird looks from peers.

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    @iamdanw I'm not sure how else a writer in a bespoke content farm could afford that large apartment, unless backstory.

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    @chrislunch @hondanhon @moleitau Yes. This. +1. Me too.

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    @mattsheret That was so good. I want to stroll around the early hours city in nice tailoring. And not have to do much work.

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    @agpublic Yeah, I’m easily initially beguiled by (basically) computational solutions to social issues, but it’s never that simple is it.

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    @agpublic This one? ispots.mit.edu/papers/pdf/200…

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    @agpublic I got very excited when I first came across Space Syntax >20 years ago… is there a good critique of its successes/failures since?

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    @dotcode This popped up on shuffle only half an hour ago: youtube.com/watch?v=j6gI7C… (hope you slept though)