Steve Jobs talks about the history and future of computers…in 1983. It’s incredible.
(Source: wahlforss / AppleInsider)
Living on a different continent to your family doesn’t necessarily mean that you wanted to get away.
Jean Hannah Edelstein: Saatchi has said much about his approach to winning over the public, but post Nigella Lawson breakup, he’s done a terrible job
Men want what they want.
So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.
But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.
It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.
These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.”
So glad that Claudia O’Doherty, one of Australia’s most serious and busiest actors (also millennial illusionist) has come to England with her yellow pantsuit.
Vast opportunities for cultural exchange are one of the major perks of my job. Today my colleague Dani is teaching me about Bulgarian pop music.
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Obviously this is my favorite thing in the world now.
"SMH AMERICANS LOL, SAD"
Happy Canada Day!
Comic by one of my favorite Canadians, Kate Beaton.
I recently read an article about how to launch anything on Smashing Magazine. It made me realise what a self-deprecating, super shy nitwit I’ve become. Here I talk about why I think that’s happened and look at some of the things I should probably have been doing instead when launching my bits and pieces.
My first not-previously-recorded episode of my new audio plaything, Very Meta. It’s about not being as bold as brass and all shouty shouty.
Nice to see old internet friend Iain Broom on the world’s leading audio platform.
(Source: SoundCloud / Very Meta)