Screw your FOIAs. I’m done. I’m a civilian now. You leave me the hell alone.– West Virginia Administration Secretary Robert Ferguson said Wednesday, after he announced his resignation.
Holding one’s caustic jabber in mixed company is a sure trait of manners, is it...– Marc Smirnoff, editor, Oxford American
Having been through this it’s a bit easier for me to understand why TV...– stamen design | Kanye West is an a**hole and other Twitter moments from the MTV Video Music Awards
People who are good at linear thinking are usually a little fuzzy on the...– Friend who wishes to remain nameless.
To transform bacteria was once a huge deal, a new method. Today, you can do it...– Cathal Garvey, quoted in Doing Biotech in My Bedroom
What’s interesting about AA is that the program doesn’t directly attack many of...– Why Did Whitney Fail Rehab? Too Much Talent. - Charles Duhigg
It’s a revolution. We’re really just getting under way. But the march of...– Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, quoted in The New York Times
Accepting data shaped by someone else’s choices is a tacit acceptance of...– (the teeming void): This is Data?
Below, you will find a typical board, in this case, my homage to the French...– Know Your Internet: What Is Pinterest and Why Should I Care? - Alexis Madrigal
The reason the Web took off is not because it was a magic idea, but because I...– Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web
In the world of plenty, the only currency is attention.
We absolutely need breaks and distance from our routines to gain a new points of...– The Myth of the Disconnected Life by Jason Farman
At the moment I realized these were no longer magic numbers. Instead, I was...– Three Magic Numbers (via GigaOm)
Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging...– \/\The Conscience of a Hacker/\/ by +++The Mentor+++, January 8, 1986 (via Wired)
The word “hacker” has an unfairly negative connotation from being portrayed in...– Mark Zuckerberg’s Letter to Investors: ‘The Hacker Way’
Just a quick note to point out this awesome new (free!) tool launched by the Knight Digital Media Center. The prolific Scot Hacker and Len de Groot have built a way for even the most tech-unsavvy journalists to embed searchable databases right into a webpage or blog post. The dead-simple process uses a Google spreadsheet as the database and the Google Visualization API to make that data look good...