Category Archives: pointy bits

Embrace, extend (and extinguish)

From this ABC news article re the upcoming Wikileaks movie … Speaking to students at Britain’s prestigious Oxford University by video link from the Ecuadoran embassy in London, Mr Assange revealed that he had acquired a copy of the script for The Fifth Estate, due to be released in November. “It is a lie upon […]

one percent of everything

In response to this: Attention, Protestors: You’re Probably Part of the 1% (quoting) The recent Occupy Wall Street protests have aimed their message at the income disparity between the 1% richest Americans and the rest of the country. But what happens when you expand that and look at the 1% richest of the entire world? […]

Artifice Wrecks

Some thoughts prompted by this post… Thought Gadgets: A brief history of how you stopped being human Tweaking a photo with Instagram does not make it artistic. Selective redefinition of terms like ‘creativity’ and ‘intelligence’ makes for category errors rather than creativity. So – come to think of it – maybe iPhones DO enable artificial […]