Jon seems aggrieved that he received £8 for 90,000 Spotify plays. However his...– Kieron Donoghue, on Spotify vs Radio 1 pay rates (via, via)
Today’s ideal social form is not the commune or the movement or even the...– William Deresiewicz in the NY Times: The Entrepreneurial Generation, via buzz, whose commentary (linking the sentiment above with SF food carts) is well worth reading.
Success in the globalized food trade has come to mean planting crops far away...– Heather Smith, in Slouching towards a bananapocalypse? (via zimpenfish)
Imagine going to the pub with a sufferer from square bracket compulsive...– David Marsh in a post to the Guardian’s style blog about the use of square brackets.
Kæmi ný öxi hér, ykist þjófum nú bæði víl og ádrepa.– An Icelandic pangram, which translated means “If a new axe were here, thieves would feel increasing deterrence and punishment.” Seems apt, somehow. (This would also make a reasonably good test phrase for Unicode storage.) (Edit: ssp notes that it wouldn’t, since most of that fits...
I was tired of America-as-the-future, the world as a white monoculture, the...– William Gibson, interviewed in Paris Review.
When I came back I began to realise that NHS facilities, particularly for this...– Philip Gould, an advisor to Tony Blair, quoted in a Guardian interview published in September. As the story notes, “A surgeon in America told him he did not need the extreme surgery that the NHS had suggested. Gould took his advice and the cancer came back. By the time he returned to the NHS,...