“Using microchips, proud grandparents threaten to store thousands of images on portable show-and-tell miniscreens”
“The most important Google Glass experience is not the user experience – it’s the experience of everyone else”
“with Silicon Valley at the helm, our life will become one long California highway”
“Is a tweet labor? Is a Facebook post labor?”
“Drone makers have been courting the paparazzi”
“widespread bigotry and rape culture are just as big if not bigger barriers to a free and open Internet as over-zealous copyright laws and bandwidth caps”
“there is no good pre-internet metaphor for what it’s trying to do”
“sources confirmed that the president said “Go get ’em!” and quietly watched the drone fly off into the night sky”
“Drones permit and accelerate new topographies of warfare”
“The Auto-Tune or not Auto-Tune debate always seems to turn into a moralistic one, like somehow you have more integrity if you don’t use it”
“we might someday wonder why our childhood memories are held under DRM”
Nathan is on Twitter [@nathanjurgenson] and Tumblr [nathanjurgenson.com].
I see a couple of links on drones. for something a little more atmospheric:
“The visceral revulsion of many seems to indicate a sense that these drones have, or will assume a life of their own, that despite their clearly mechanical appearance, they inhabit the uncanny valley.” http://atomicgeography.com/2013/02/26/drone-strikes-in-the-uncanny-valley-part-1/
ooh, thanks – in fact, this makes me think i should ask for more quotes in the comments from here out!
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