"The facts aren’t coming in, they’re already here. Many of us just don’t like what they’re telling us."
If You Are ‘Waiting for the Facts’ from the Police, You Will Be Waiting for the Rest of Your Life - Esquire
"This essay is not an exhaustive survey of the sins of the international media, a conservative polemic, or a defense of Israeli policies. (I am a believer in the importance of the “mainstream” media, a liberal, and a critic of many of my country’s policies.) It necessarily involves some generalizations. I will first outline the central tropes of the international media’s Israel story—a story on which there is surprisingly little variation among mainstream outlets, and one which is, as the word “story” suggests, a narrative construct that is largely fiction. I will then note the broader historical context of the way Israel has come to be discussed and explain why I believe it to be a matter of concern not only for people preoccupied with Jewish affairs. I will try to keep it brief."
— A Former AP Correspondent Explains How and Why His Colleagues Get Israel So Wrong – Tablet Magazine
"The past is reduced to a slide show. The future is a YouTube video that won’t load. And the present is a jumble of jaunty yellow buttons blurting “omg” and “awww” and “tl;dr.” What else can we do but click through?"
— 794 Ways in Which BuzzFeed Reminds Us of Impending Death - NYTimes.com
"If you’ve ever seen or read a sci-fi story where factory workers are replaced by robots, Baxter is that robot. It can pack things in boxes. It can inspect, sort, and align parts. Baxter can even do “light” assembly. For $25,000—about the average annual cost of a US production worker’s salary—customers can drop Baxter into a repetitive assembly line job and have it work alongside its human counterparts."
— Hands-on with Baxter, the factory robot of the future | Ars Technica
"It seems LinkedIn has decided that its optimal strategy is to punish registered users."
The absurdity of LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a pretty dirtbag company. #shady
"If you were giving advice to graduate students in economics today I think “data hustle,” entrepreneurial, creative gathering of new data, or getting access to data that people haven’t looked at before, is a huge part of success in the profession right now."
— The economist who revealed how media bias works - Quartz
"Thick Data: ethnographic approaches that uncover the meaning behind Big Data visualization and analysis."
— Big Data Needs Thick Data | Ethnography Matters