Seems like a pretty strange (and, in my opinion, wrong) interpretation of what is required to owe someone money. If this reviewer is indeed gaming Amazon his reviews should be removed (or just allowed to age properly), but I hardly think that’s enough to imply a financial debt to the authors.
What is clear is that Eskildson would seem to owe me and Levitt a few bucks, since this paper by Judith Chevalier and Dina Mayzlin argues that negative customer reviews are pretty effective in dampening online book sales.
This is the worst fucking garbage I have ever seen. 'You're a corporate whore, but you can feel rebelious if you cut your hair and then hide it from everybody at work.' What the fuck‽
Look at yourself in the mirror. From the front, it looks like a crew cut. But from the side, you are totally punk rock. You can safely wear the business mohawk to work without fear of detection, as anyone who notices will just think that you’ve got a bit of a cowlick. But you’ll know the truth — you may look like a stiff, but you’re a slam dancing, anti-corporate badass inside. For an extra special flare, wear your business mohawk with a Dali tie, or mismatched socks. Scandalous! Now you’re really flaunting your independence.
This is a great idea. Making this sort of thing easy to implement for non-technical weblog authors makes a lot of sense, and the ability to get the money into a paypal account makes it even better.
Starting today, TypePad Pro users can now easily set-up and integrate text ads directly into their weblogs, track their earnings with TypePad and use the money to pay for their subscription.
Interesting mea culpa from the author of the Anarchist Cookbook [via robot wisdom].
I want to state categorically that I am not in agreement with the contents of The Anarchist Cookbook and I would be very pleased (and relieved) to see its publication discontinued. I consider it to be a misguided and potentially dangerous publication which should be taken out of print.
Look's like Dave and the team are listening. This is great news!
It's only an excerpt, but the last paragraph here doesn't seem to me to be any sort of explaination as to why Apple might jump in bed with Intel. They've never been about domination. Only about insanely great products.
Apple last quarter sold 43% more Macs than it did in the year-earlier quarter, quadruple the pace of the industry as a whole. But the company had just 2.3% of new world-wide PC sales in the first three months of the year from 2% the prior quarter. Windows PCs account for the vast majority of the rest of the market.
Oh dear god Yes!
Think of the possibilities - in iTunes alone - (1) the ability to have playlists like “four star songs that I listened to most a year ago”, “top played songs of 2003” or whatever … The list goes on… And what about the other possibilities - the simple elegance of being able to create a playlist of photos in iPhoto and have it choose the most appropriate songs to play alongside it - songs that you were actually listening to at the time the photos were taken. How evocative would that be?!
Britain faces big chill as ocean current slows
This is so ghetto. Things are going to get really bad if this continues.
CLIMATE change researchers have detected the first signs of a slowdown in the Gulf Stream — the mighty ocean current that keeps Britain and Europe from freezing.
Simple is the new black
I'm not sure how I feel about the super-minimalism, but I adore this quote.
It was touch and go whether I did any styling at all. I’m this close to making you all use finger.
Almost sad to see INM reworked; I always really liked the name. However, it's very exciting to see Hebig rework the site with the promise of more semantic data for the photos.
Industrial Night and Magic, my photo site, is in need of a major overhaul. It will go hand in hand with a renaming. The old name doesn’t say too well what it should say, so Endangered Machinery is the new working title.
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