i think, therefore i instagram. cyberpunk novelist j.g. ballard, predicted social media in i-D 27 years ago [i-d.vice.com] | Things I grab, motley collection
2014 may not resemble the sinister visions conjured by the dystopian literature of the mid to late 20th century, but that’s not to say none of its dark futurism has come true. Society may not have become as brutal and amoral as Burgess conceive…
Digital music sales are in a free fall, as Spotify does to iTunes what iTunes did to CDs | Things I grab, motley collection
Originally posted on PandoDaily:
Why would you pay $9.99 or more for one album on iTunes when for the same price each month you can hear millions of songs on a streaming music platform like Spotify?
The concept of digital downloads is something …
Wikipedia gains academic acceptance | Things I grab, motley collection
Originally posted on NspireD2: Learning Technology in Higher Ed.:
In “the old days” professors warned students about Wikipedia or flatly forbid its use. Still not recognized as an acceptable primary source, Wikipedia today …
A Shipping Container Costs About $2,000. What These 15 People Did With That Is Beyond Epic [trueactivist.com] | Things I grab, motley collection
All you need is around $2000 to begin building one of these epic homes – made from recycled shipping containers! Check out some of these amazing creations!
A luxury home doesn’t always necessarily mean thousands of square footage, towering great …
California governor signs bill to bring bitcoin and other currency into fold [Reuters.com] | Things I grab, motley collection
The legislation repeals what backers said was an outdated California law prohibiting commerce using anything but U.S. currency.
Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, the bills author, said earlier this week the bill reflects the popularity of f…
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