Brewster Kahle is an American computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, internet activist, advocate of universal access to all knowledge, and digital librarian. He is the founder of the Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library that provides free public access to collections of digitised materials, including websites, music, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.
Thomas Pynchon. The Anthropocene. Ferguson. Geoheliocentrism. Teju Cole. Thomas Kuhn’s theory of paradigms. Antigone. A wall. The sixth extinction.
The ways we transmit information—and the ways in which that information accumulates into narratives—is changing. And if we aren’t careful, it may not change in all the ways we want it to.
Mandy Brown is a wordsmith. She takes other people’s words and hammers them into shape.
Mandy edited Frank Chimero’s The Shape Of Design. She has edited articles for A List Apart and books for A Book Apart (including the particularly handsome first book).
More recently, Mandy assembled a dream team to work on her startup Editorially, an online platform for collaborative writing and editing. That didn’t work out in the end, which is a shame because it was a lovely piece of work.
Before that, Mandy worked as product lead at Typekit, whipping their communications into shape.
She is one of the Studiomates crew in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband, Keith and her dog, Jax. They’re both adorable.
DRM has been long touted as the solution to piracy. Recently, a few browser makers and big media companies have pushed DRM technology into the web browser — while open web advocates have fought to prevent DRM on the web.
On the tenth anniversary of the Nintendo DS keynote at E3 2004, Federico and Myke take a look back at Nintendo’s announcements on that day and the gaming industry from a decade ago.
Merlin Mann is interviewed by Erik Fisher on the Beyond the To-Do List Podcast and talks about what the word "productivity" really means, Merlin’s super-hero origin story as a student of productivity, The creation of 43 Folders, what Inbox Zero started as
TOPIC: Learning the Wheres and Whens of Productivity
What does a free OS X release mean for consumers? We discuss.
Something Amazing: Multicultural Rangers Theme Song!!! | Johnny Wander | Updates Tuesday and Thursday
So you all might remember a few comics back we did a comic about how our apartment is almost comedically diverse now. Well, reader and musician Samm Neiland certainly saw it, and in passing told us he was going to write a song for it.
With that, I present to you perhaps the best thing you will experience this week: the Multicultural Rangers Theme Song!
Here’s a direct download link for the song, and a link to Samm Neiland’s website. I definitely encourage you all to check his stuff out; Samm is a bang up guy who does some incredible work. Thanks again, Samm!! :D
This week we’re devoting the entire show to talking about Breaking Bad , both the series finale and the show as a whole as well as the legacy it will leave and how television might change in its week. We pick our favorite episodes from the series, Dave floats a theory about the possible Garden of Eden metaphor in the show, David debates whether Netflix is actually television, and much more!
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