The Big Think

December 3, 2010

The Joy of Numbers

Filed under: Politics,Technology — jasony @ 11:54 pm

The VocaPeople

Filed under: Music — jasony @ 4:07 pm

Kinda doubt the “live” claim (it’s far too produced and up-close to the mic sounding for live.. and they don’t have lavs), but it’s great production and arranging. Weird visuals (are they foreign?), but outstanding vocals. I want more!

The Entitlement of the Incurious

Filed under: Current Reading — jasony @ 1:40 pm

Great phrase, that.

Barry sends along this interesting (and somewhat sad) account of a recent Steve Martin interview.

When you encourage audiences to feel entitled to get from a live performance or discussion what they get from a CD or an on-demand episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition — that is to say, an experience they could have outlined for themselves ahead of time — you kill the entire point of having people work, speak, or perform live.

Green Eggs and Nerfherders

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 1:26 pm

Star Wars as drawn by Dr. Seuss.

The Story of Business

Filed under: Business — jasony @ 1:20 pm

Earbug

Filed under: Music — jasony @ 1:14 am

This is driving me crazy. What is this music? I’m 99% certain it’s John Williams, but I can’t place it. Help!

UPDATE:

Thank you to Jeff Snider, Sean McMains, and Erin’s Aunt Denise for pointing out that it’s Cadillac of the Skies from Empire of the Sun. You each get a special parting gift- look under your chair. That’s right, it’s a… chair! Seriously, thanks. That was really bugging me. This song tasks me every few years in exactly the same way for some reason. Yeah… I do music for a living. Duh.

Flying Cadillac.jpg

Shaken, Not Stirred

Filed under: Computing — jasony @ 12:47 am

The Stuxnet worm. This is a terrifying development in technological tools. Crazily advanced.

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