Three charts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, two covering about 15 years, bluntly demonstrate the swift collapse of the centuries-old newspaper industry business model. They also herald the rise of an […]
My brief, wonderful life without Facebook
I caught a cold last week. So I missed several days of scrolling endlessly and mostly fruitlessly on Facebook. My world, sans Facebook, did not end. The sky did not collapse upon […]
Changing science fiction, changing the world: Scholars & Rogues honors William Gibson
I have been known to say that William Gibson is arguably the most important author of the past 30 years. That’s a mouthful of an assertion, especially since we’re talking about a […]
5280 Lens Mafia launches: if you appreciate photography, give it a look
Scholars & Rogues would like to introduce everyone to our new sister site, 5280 Lens Mafia, a photo blog that officially launches today.
The Tech Curmudgeon – Steve Jobsophilia
S&R’s Tech Curmudgeon looks at people who are more important to technology than Steve Jobs could have ever been in his (or his true believers) wildest fantasies.
Zuckerberg is not your savior
After the Iranian elections, the Department of State formally asked Twitter to postpone scheduled maintenance so that Iranian activists could continue to tweet each other and the outside world. The internet will, […]
Nota Bene #116: Long Live Elena Pavlichenko
“I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #111: Mmmmm… Beeeeeer
Sorry for the long absence. Let’s carry on, shall we? “If you listen to the guys up in the stands, pretty soon you’ll be up there sitting with them.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #102: Dancing Limbaughs
“What they really want to see is, they want you to chop your fucking arm off, hold up your arm, wave it around spewing blood, and believe me, if you did that, […]
Will modern marketing realities force companies to make better products?
by JS O’Brien Despite pie-in-the-sky economic theory, competitively priced, quality products do not always trump those of lesser quality in the marketplace. A variation of Sony’s Beta format video was used for […]