Last days of Mapzen

Design is Capitalism

Jennifer Daniel on self-important rhetoric within the design field. I think this critique can easily be extended beyond the realm of design.

Loved this quote about professional provincialism:

“When you think about it—and I mean really think about it—everything is meat distribution engineering.”
—a meat distribution engineer


First sunset of 2013

Stephenson and Sterling on the state of things

Neal Stephenson: “I saw the best minds of my generation writing spam-filters.”

Bruce Sterling: “The wolf is beyond the door. The wolf is in the living room. This is the Anthropocenic condition.”