Sonos Play:1 review – gdgt
Misschien wel, maar 't is toch wel nog duur. Als het nu pakweg 100 euro zou zijn, zou ik er twee kopen. Nu: geen één. "At just $199, the Play:1 is the cheapest way to jump into the Sonos wireless music system, or just a good addition to your existing collection of Sonos speakers."

Information Architecture: Beyond Web Sites, Apps, and Screens :: UXmatters
Het blijft moeilijk: hoe maak je iets dat voor het overgrote deel aanvoelen is, respectabel genoeg voor de buitenwereld? — "Can a craft-like profession of information architecture that lacks internal theory keep up with the growing complexities of ubiquitous ecosystems that comprise both digital and physical objects? I don’t think so."

Pages 5.0 for Mac review: Apple writes a new chapter for its word processing app | Macworld
Ahem. "The new Pages is, without question, only related in name to its predecessor. The app’s list of missing features is significant: It has limited page-layout capabilities, no linked text boxes, you can’t customize the toolbar, it has almost no AppleScript support, no style drawer, and lacks file-level compatibility with Pages ‘09. Honestly, the list of what’s missing could go on and on."

Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps | Ars Technica
Sppoky! "But the story gets stranger still. […] Ruiu posited another theory that sounds like something from the screenplay of a post-apocalyptic movie: "badBIOS," as Ruiu dubbed the malware, has the ability to use high-frequency transmissions passed between computer speakers and microphones to bridge airgaps."

Religious Texts from Ugarit (whole) | Nick Wyatt –
Altijd al eens zin gehad om kleitabletten uit Ugarit te lezen? Bij deze — helemaal gratis en voor niets.

Things Come Apart, 50 Disassembled Objects in 21,959 Individual Parts by Todd McLellan
I’ll never forget the excitement I felt as a child when first disassembling a telephone on our back porch using an old screwdriver and a pair of pliers. It was like making a discovery akin to unearthing a dinosaur. The sudden knowledge that the speaker part was magnetic and contained a mile of thin copper wiring was practically miraculous.

The Floating Temple: How to Lift a Seven Million Pound, 112-year-old Building