Joshua Foer: John Quijada and Ithkuil, the Language He Invented : The New Yorker
(December 2012) This is mostly an interesting look at invented languages and one in particular. And there’s quite a sudden unexpected turn towards the end. A good read.
The Making of Pulp Fiction: Quentin Tarantino’s and the Cast’s Retelling | Vanity Fair
My reaction to Tarantino these days is always to roll my eyes, but I got over myself and really enjoyed this long look at how Pulp Fiction was made. Lots of interviews with those involved. (21 years ago!)
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York: On Spike Lee & Hyper-Gentrification, the Monster That Ate New York
A look at the gentrification of New York. Lots of good stuff, and interesting. But it feels a little too biased towards the author’s personal experiences of the recent wave. It may well be true that this is more important and destructive than previous waves but this needs more objective data.
Eve: The most thrilling boring game in the universe | Polygon
(February 2014) A good long look at the world of Eve Online. Interviews with people involved. Fascinating. (via iamcal)
[this is aaronland] The “Drinking Coffee and Stealing Wifi” 2012 World Tour
(December 2012) Aaron Straup Cope’s keynote. Museums online, archiving, Flickr, Foursquare, unique IDs… so much stuff, so good.
A Brief History of the Corporation: 1600 to 2100
(June 2011) Really good look at corporations in a very broad sense, from East India Company, Smithian Growth, Mercantilist Economy (1600-1800), to Schumpterian Growh, Industrial Economy (1800-2000), and now Coasean Grown and the Perspective Economy. (via Interconnected I think)
@londononthemap All @samuelpepys’ tweets come from the entries on pepysdiary.com which might make it easier to read the diaries?
@tomstuart d3.selectAll(‘coffee’).transition().drink()… Hang on, I need to look at Stack Overflow before I finish that.
(Several weeks of d3.js later…)
I’ve drawn a line chart!!!
@deplorableword Yes, although they appear to be keeping the service going, more or less?
@antimega Well done!