I can’t say I’ve read a lot of Beyond the Beyond nor been much of a happy Wired consumer in any case, but it’s passing still marks the end of an era. I remember Bruce Sterling’s closing speeches at SxSWi as one of the highlights of the conference (me being too late an arrival to attend his house parties).
A very long but quite inspired series of conceptual visual spatializations of the internet.
I know more about TikTok than almost everybody around me and still I hardly know anything about TikTok.
Away is a good example of how Slack can get totally out of hand if your company culture is toxic.
Venkat keeps churning out these legendary and broadly valid pieces. This one is about why everything online is on fire all the time. Strap in.
I have nothing but immense respect for these people who built a Slack client for Windows 3.1, turning retro computing into retro programming.
The disappearance of Page and Brin is one of the weirder and more foreboding things. You have to wonder whether we will ever hear from them or anybody similarly rich ever again.
When, in their famous 1998 grad-school paper “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine,” they introduced Google to the world, they warned that if the search engine were ever to leave the “academic realm” and become a business, it would be corrupted. It would become “a black art” and “be advertising oriented.”
The story about Dutch national cyber scammer Rian van Rijbroek written up in full like is done here is amazing and priceless.
Not very surprisingly Airbnb these days is a willing platform for criminal behavior.
The American libertarian view on privacy is so tiresome and so ridiculously irrelevant and I wish we would stop hearing about it so much.