Anchor seems to be going for the YouTube model. They want a huge number of people to use their platform. But the concentration of so much media in one place is one of the problems with today’s web. Massive social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have too much power over writers, photographers, and video creators. We do not want that for podcasts.
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
During the Industrial Revolution, as new machines were invented to increase output, business owners often dreamed of an entirely automated workforce—of a factory without workers. I assume their workers had different dreams.
Ethan thinks through the ethical implications of increasing automation and efficiency über alles:
I can’t stop thinking about how much automation has changed our industry already. And I know the rate of automation is only going to accelerate from here.
At the very least, maybe it’s worth asking ourselves what might happen next.
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
What a beautiful and fascinating website!
This is a layered interactive narrative that traces the life of Captain Antonio DaCosta, a Black Portuguese sailor who visited Japan in 1597. From his early life as a slave in Lisbon to his voyage to Japan, this site weaves together his personal diary and drawings, along with artwork and historical notes from 1500-1700, the Age of Exploration.
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
A terrific little tool from Tim that puts performance into perspective by measuring how much money users are spending just to view your website on a mobile device.
Saturday, September 18th, 2010
A fantastically detailed look by Michael at the evolution of the design of Chewbacca.
Friday, October 26th, 2007
Colly is being transfered from prisoner cell-block 1138.