• Steve Jobs, Pop Artist

    Steve Jobs, Pop Artist

    Many have said that Apple lovers are a cult and the late Steve Jobs was its cult leader. No rational person, they say, would pay that much for a tablet or a laptop or a mouse when the alternatives were so much better and cheaper. I would argue, however, that this outpouring of grief and emotion and reflection shows Apple as less a cult than a producer of pop culture. Pop culture is… Read More

  • Buy This Movie Or Legally Download It For Free: Your Call

    Buy This Movie Or Legally Download It For Free: Your Call

    PressPausePlay, an award-winning documentary about our new digital culture, premiered at SXSW earlier this year. It is playing at film festivals and you can buy it on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital pay sites. If you don’t want to pay for it, you can now download it via a torrent for free. This free option was essential to the filmmakers. As Seth Godin says in the film, ideas that… Read More

  • Will anybody give a damn about your burnt DVDs 1000 years in the future?

    A Utah company claims to have developed a DVD that will last 1,000 years under normal, everyday conditions. (You don’t have to be a professional archivist, in other words.) And while that’s an impressive achievement, if it is indeed true, there’s one small problem: what are the odds that, 1,000 years from now, Future People will derive any value at all from said discs? Read More

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Once and for all: Star Wars or Star Trek? Read More

  • Wired magazine is not for geeks anymore

    After reading an article about Wired Magazine in the New York Times, I realized why I stopped reading it a few years ago. During the late 90’s new Geek and Tech Magazines were popping up like weeds in a garden. Then the dot com era came to an end, and so did most of the magazines. Magazines like The Industry Standard, Red Herring, Business 2.0, eCompany Now all went down the digital… Read More

  • Study: Mac Users Generate More Web Content Than Others, Are Better Friends

    [Used car salesman voice] Do you own a Mac? Do you use it to generate Web content, like publish blogs or upload video? Then you’re not alone! A study from Forrester research indicates that Mac users are twice as likely as Dell users to generate such content. Hot dang, ain’t that a hoot?[/Used car salesman voice] Just over 20 percent of Mac users are said to participate in the… Read More