Thursday, August 17, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Here are a couple of interesting pieces on the foiled London bomb plot.
Both touch on the issue of "emotionally potent oversimplifications" and the effect they have on us all.
Personally, I subscribe to the concept of not being afraid.
Link to an interesting video piece by Ze Frank (adult language).
Link to a NY Times OpEd piece.
(via Dave Winer)
Thursday, August 10, 2006
I just caught this browsing YouTube:
A girl takes a picture of herself every day for three years.
With the internet increasing in power and scope as a distribution platform, will user generated content like this lead to a kind of renaissance in art and communications?
You be the judge.
Here's some pretty cool vintage content (photos and videos) from the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Industry and Tourism's web page.
I'm pretty sure I sang this song more than once on the way to the cottage when I was a kid ;-)
Link to video. Link to main page (via Cory at BoingBoing).
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Vanity Fair has an amazing story on The North American Air Defence (NORAD) response to the 9/11 attacks on the United States. The web article also has interspersed audio links that let you hear actual conversations between ground controllers and F-16 pilots.
Link via BuzzMachine.
and here's a related post from a while back that may help you visualize air traffic density on any given day in the continetal US. Pretty amazing.