Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Twitter Results

Are being misjudged. Tomorrow the short-messaging social network will reveal its numbers and the analysts will gasp, the pundits will swoon, and everybody will say that Twitter needs to be fixed. But that’s not the truth at all. By Wall Street standards Twitter’s a diving joke. A company that’s hit a financial wall with no […]

The Institution Is Bigger Than The Individual

Disney cut ties with PewDiePie. Fox News is about to dismiss Bill O’Reilly. Weren’t they supposed to be able to harness the power of the internet to supersede their corporate overlords? Wrong. The internet is controlled by a small cabal of companies. You can utilize their tools to get ahead, but only if you play […]

Spotify Premium Exclusives

It’s not gonna work. The music business is a race to the bottom. A scummy cesspool wherein rules are made to be broken and fealty is paid to money but the true currency is fans and attention. He or she who restricts access pays the price. And those who don’t scoop up the proceeds. We’ve […]

Galaxy S8

Much ado about nothing. Replacing your mobile phone today is like replacing your computer, something you used to do every couple of years and now do every six or seven. You see the functionality is good enough. Now it’s solely about fashion. I believe we need cultural signifiers. But they’re disappearing in front of our […]