Feed‘s Steven Johnson in the New York Times (Reg. req’d): Go With Fuzzy Logic. “[…]The issue turns out to be whether perceptual and analytic skills of machines are better than those of humans – a strangely fitting theme for the first election of the 21st century.”
-wringing over content and it’s viability in the grand scheme of the web in Salon.com’s article, Remember when content was king? It is totally feasible to make money, and lots of it, doing content on the web. Lots of companies are doing it. It’s just that the answer isn’t obvious, and doesn’t involve trying to mimic Vanity Fair, the New York Times, or the National Enquirer.
in New York today: Steve Jobs has announced a bunch of new stuff, including a G4 Cube, which is a really cool G4 machine in an 8″ x 8″ x 8″ enclosure and no fan. I covet one of these – it’s not a full G4 with all the ports and expansion, but I no longer really need that at home. Also announced were some new iMacs (in great new colours, and the entry-level goes for $800), a couple new displays, and multi-processor G4 professional machines.
- My old issues of Mondo 2K, lovingly preserved. I stumbled upon the first issue I ever bought in a corner store in Prince Albert, SK, of all places.
- My copy of Time Magazine‘s ridiculous and shameful Cyberporn issue.
- a draft copy of Latvia’s official citizenship law circa 1994, pre-passage – “Confidential, not for distribution”
- The 1997 Ars Electronica catalogue.
- An early copy of Shift Magazine, before they’d moved to New York, before they started covering net culture. Back when it was still a literary journal with a round logo and 24 pages. Back then, practically every writer in Shift had gone to McGill with me.