A few weeks ago, Jeremiah Owyang wrote the provocative ”The Golden Age of Tech Blogging is Over”. Naturally, the tech press jumped all over it. One of those was my former TechCrunch colleague Sarah Lacy. In her post, “Golden Age of Tech Blogging Done? I Couldn’t Disagree More”, she outlined why she felt we are poised to enter one of the most exciting periods yet in the space.
And for good reason. She was in the midst of working on something. Something meant to evolve the space. Today she’s launching it: PandoDaily.
I actually don’t think what Jeremiah and Sarah wrote is as far apart as their titles may seem. The tech blogging space, of course, isn’t over — but it is evolving rapidly. All the evidence you need of this is the sheer amount of turnover in the ecosystem in recent months. Nearly all of the people I know in the game have now worked for at least two sites (including myself) — many of them three or even more.
Video of the Day. January 25, 2012 necessitates playing this solidarity song, “#Jan25 Egypt” by Omar Offendum, The Narcicyst, Freeway, Ayah and Amir Sulaiman.
“We know Freedom is the answer
The only question is…
C.V of Patrycja Zywbert, recently graduated from BA (Hons) Graphic Arts course at Bucks New University in High Wycombe :
“I wanted my cv to be a simple and finished piece, showing my eye for detail. The book I created contains samples of my work and comes in a hand made envelope. The form of the outcome shows what interests me most: typography, especially letterpress and hand lettering and packaging design…”
Badass motherfucker of the century.
THIS KID GIVES ME HOPE.
What the fuck kind of school bans The Qu’ran… AND The Divine Comedy? Also, if your school bans Animal Farm they are more than likely trying to brainwash you.
Innovation: MRI-based technique allows researchers to non-invasively follow stem cells in vivo.
Neural stem cells are born deep in an area of the brain called the subventricular zone. As time goes on, the cells, also called neuroblasts, make their way to other areas of the brain where they mature into functioning neurons. The brain’s ability to regenerate its cells is of great interest to scientists.
The MRI could be used to develop treatments for brain injury caused by trauma, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological disorders.
Eric Ahrens, associate professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.
Episode 44- The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
(Press Play Above)
The Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis became most famous at the moment of its demise. The thirty-three high-rise towers built in the 1950’s were supposed to solve the impending population crisis in inner city St. Louis. It was supposed to save the urban poor from the indignities of the downtown slums that lacked natural light, water and fresh air. And for a short while, it worked. It was a housing marvel.
But when conditions started to decline, everything got very bad, very fast.
It got so bad, only two decades after it was built; the housing authority blew it up. The image of the first Pruitt-Igoe controlled implosion circled the globe.
The implosion footage became the unassailable proof that Modernist architecture and federal housing just didn’t work.
In this episode of 99% Invisible, we focus on the popular idea that the architecture was to blame.
Trailer for The Pruitt-Igoe Myth:
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth is distributed by First Run Features and is screening at the IFC Center in New York City starting January 20, 2012 and will roll out across the country to coincide with the 40 year anniversary of the implosion in March 2012.
Aerial view of the massive thirty-three building project:
MOVE OVER GOLD TOOTH I FOUND IN A BAG OF BUTTONS AT A SALVATION ARMY! THERE IS A NEW PRIZED POSSESSION IN MY POSSESSION!
A few weeks ago Sir Charles aka The Round Mound of Rebound hosted SNL and I asked my friend John to pull me a solid and get me an autograph that said “To Amanda, Thanks for being a sweetheart. Charles Barkley”. After not getting a response I figured my email wasn’t funny enough to even warrant and polite HA! Little did I know it would be a photo of Charles pretending to comb his round mound!!! I never thought there would be something I loved as much as that old gold tooth, but once again life slam dunked me in the face!