How a new HTML element will make the Web faster - The battle to get a new
The Unexotic Underclass -
On the other hand, the unexotic underclass, has the misfortune of being insufficiently interesting. These are the huddles of Whites – poor, rural working class – living in the American South, in the Midwest, in Appalachia. In oh-so-progressive Northeast, we refer to them as ‘hicks’ and ‘hillbillies’ and ‘trailer trash,’ because apparently, this is the one demographic that American manners have forgotten.
How the Next iPhone Could Finally Kill the Credit Card -
Yeah, no. Won’t happen, soon anyway.
“A lot of readers have the perception that when something arrives as a book, it’s gone through a more rigorous fact-checking process than a magazine or a newspaper or a website, and that’s simply not that case,” Silverman said. He attributes this in part to the physical nature of a book: Its ink and weight imbue it with a sense of significance unlike that of other mediums. — Book Publishing, Not Fact-Checking
Pop culture has painted a darkly dystopian vision of the future. But a new book hopes to harness the power of science fiction to plot out a more optimistic path for the real world. — Project Hieroglyph: Fighting society’s dystopian future
UK air pollution fuels official concern -
Yes, more criticism of diesels.
Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet -
You can keep your fancy chat services, give me email any day, and it’ll still be here a decade from now.
Peter Benchley’s name is synonymous with a bestselling novel and blockbuster movie—but he spent the twilight of his career struggling to protect sharks from the stigma that his masterpiece unleashed. — How the Creator of ‘Jaws’ Became the Shark’s Greatest Defender