Links van 14 januari 2012 tot 18 januari 2012

cliff richard dying insideAs with a lot of pictures of Cliff, at first glance he looks happy. But if you look closely, if you really search his eyes for signs of life, you soon realise that he is dying on the inside. [Updated] The rise and fall of personal computing | asymcoNote the log scale. […]

Links van 12 november 2011 tot 5 december 2011

Arcade Improv: Humans Pretending to Be Videogames – Waxy.orgInstantly, Mike and Jerry understood, along with everyone in the audience born before 1978. Catherine Young & Family, Page OneA family working in the Tifton (Ga.) Cotton Mill. Mrs. A.J. Young works in mill and at home. Nell (oldest girl) alternates in mill with mother. Mammy (next […]

Links van 19 juni 2011 tot 20 juni 2011

CONELRAD: DUCK AND COVER | The Citizen Kane of Civil Defense – Part IJust how did the term "Duck and Cover" become universal shorthand for the paranoid excesses of the Cold War and for every geo-political panic attack since? How did the image of a pith-helmet-wearing cartoon turtle named Bert become as lasting a symbol […]

Links van 6 juni 2011 tot 7 juni 2011

2012: Supernova (2009) (V) – GoofsMiscellaneous: Despite the title, this movie has no connection whatsoever with 2012. Nook Simple Touch compared to Kindle 3 – Marco.orgMy ideal e-reader would be the Nook hardware and interface, but backed by the Kindle’s ecosystem and services. It’s easier for Amazon to achieve Nook-like hardware design than for B&N […]

Links voor 15 mei 2011

Looks like we’ll FINALLY get to see (some of) Jodorowsky’s Dune | BlastrRemember Alejandra Jodorowsky, the crazy guy who tried to bring Dune to the big screen way before David Lynch even thought of it? Jodorowsky could have created the most awesome Dune adaptation ever, but something got in his way—and it's time to find […]

Links voor 23 maart 2011

How we <i>really</i> watch a movie – scannersWhenever research confirms something we feel we already knew intuitively, or from our own experience, there are always people who'll scoff and say, "Well, I could have told you that!" And maybe they could have, but that's not the point. Science is a discipline involving systematic observation and […]