I miss the rave culture of the 90s.
Like it or not, hipsters have reinvigorated contemporary culture without any heavy dose of cultural vanguardism. They saved the vinyl lp and the fixed gear bike, quietly and without making a fuss about it.
There have been three great companies in modern history: the East India Company, the Ford Motor Company, and Apple.
The release of an Apple product is like Christmas day.
Regarding the Booker Prize shortlist: instead of characterizing the composition of the list as British versus American authors, it should be viewed as recognition of the English diaspora.
The new Apple Watch will look great on my wrist.
The “Go Slow” protest: an infantile revolt of a few billion dollar tech corporations.
N.B. Despite the naive philosophy propagated by outfits like EFF, the “internet” is structured by the same social dynamics that operate in meatspace: money and power. It is no sacred realm of utopian freedom. The “Go Slow” protesters are just a set of large corporations on the losing end of a struggle against other large corporations. So sad.
Angela Merkel appears to be the only adult leader in Europe.