Brett is a guy who clearly loves programming and coding. I enjoyed picking his brain about his various projects (he’s got a ton!) including Marked.app, NVAlt, his iOS Text Editor Comparison chart, and we finished by discussing his thoughts on where Apple and programming for Mac and iOS is headed.
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There is nothing new under the sun, says Ecclesiastes, and when it comes to social media Tom Standage has set out to prove the saying right. His day job is as a journalist and the digital editor at The Economist. But he’s also the author of a book called The Victorian Internet. And he’s got another in the pipeline called Cicero’s Web. I began by asking him about a technology which totally transformed Australian life in the Victorian era - the telegraph wire.
Credits: Medium: Television Program: Take 30 Broadcast Date: April 1, 1965 Hosts: George Garlock, Paul Soles Guest(s): Marshall McLuhan Duration: 3:25
We waste too much time racing from home to office, says Marshall McLuhan, an English professor at the University of Toronto who’s becoming known internationally for his study on the effects of media. Society’s obsession with files and folders forces office workers to make the daily commute from the suburbs to downtown. McLuhan says the stockbroker is the smart one. He learned some time ago that most business may be conducted from anywhere if done by phone.
McLuhan’s prescient knowledge: In the future, people will no longer only gather in classrooms to learn but will also be moved by "electronic circuitry."
• McLuhan’s prediction of a world connected by electronic circuits came true in 1995 when people around the globe began using the Internet, a secret computer network developed by the U.S. Defense Department in the 1970s. • After completing a Masters of Arts degree at the University of Manitoba (1934) and a literature degree at Cambridge University (1936), McLuhan was unable to find work at a Canadian university. He left for the United States in 1936, accepting a position at the University of Wisconsin and a year later moved to the University of St. Louis. • In 1939 McLuhan started his MA at Cambridge and by 1943 he completed his PhD in literature. • McLuhan originally considered studying engineering but decided against it when he excelled in literature. • McLuhan moved back to Canada in 1944 to teach at Assumption College, now the University of Windsor. Two years later he accepted a position at the University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College, where he remained until he retired in 1979 after suffering a stroke. • During his time at St. Michael’s, he took a one-year sabbatical from 1967 to 1968, accepting a chair at New York’s Fordham University.
Have you ever been Plutoed (demoted)? Is your inbox clogged with "bacn" (spam by personal request)? Are you a lifehacker (master at optimizing everyday routines)? Jonathon Keats, artist and author of Virtual Words, explains how science and technology influence language, and vice versa.