Category: books

  • Grandeur Lost: The Modern Ruins of Abandoned Detroit | WebUrbanist

    Detroit is arguably one of the most fascinating modern cities in the world. This is thanks to the city’s unique balance between its former identity as a manufacturing mecca and its current state of sectional abandonment and iterative renewal. It is neither deserted nor wholly occupied, but exists in tension between destruction, creation and everyday […]

  • Old Media Keeps Seducing Startup Kids | Wired Business |

    As jarring as Brooklynites sporting period-perfect ’60s vintage clothing and iPhone earbuds, promising young tech startup founders seem oddly drawn to crumbling old media. The latest whippersnappers pulled in this direction are YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. The pair recently announced their next startup will be centered on … magazines? Yes, indeed: Hurley, […]

  • Generally Knowing Nothing

    “The discovery of the alphabet will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves…You give your disciples not truth but only the semblance of truth; they will be heroes of many things, and will have learned nothing; […]

  • The end of an era: Encyclopedia Britannica vs Wikipedia [infographic] – Holy Kaw!

    I understand how technology allowed us to replace Encyclopedia Britannica with Wikipedia and that the last time I used an EB product was nearly 10 years ago when I bought their CDROM version in college.  Still, it makes me sad to think that my kids will never see new printed versions of this collection. (infographic […]