I Work from Home
ROBERT: Hi, I . . . uh . . . I work from home. OPERATOR: O.K., is anyone else there with you, sir? No longer an option but I can see how this could happen…
Renewables are no longer ‘alternative.’ Fossil fuels are ‘legacy.’
Whether to bet on the low-carbon energy transformation now well under way — or stick with business-as-usual. That’s the decision facing investors, from American families with 401(k)s to managers of the world’s largest pension and sovereign wealth funds. Hello! 1995 called with an environmental update!
Here’s What TfL Learned From Tracking Your Phone On the Tube
At the end of last year, between 21st November and 19th December, Transport for London carried out an intriguing trial: It was going to track your phone on the London Underground. Data data everywhere, where it goes… most people seem to know it seems
The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster
In February 2005, after the band won its third Grammy of the night, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. stepped to the microphone and made an announcement about the band’s upcoming Vertigo tour: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, a lot of our long-suffering fans didn’t get tickets,” he said. Hate this guy. But nice to know how it all “works” though, right?
A Grammar Geek’s Confession
Forgive me, dear readers: I have sinned against grammar and in thy sight, and, as I might have expected, you’ve caught me. I’m referring to the “Verbs” section of The Atlantic Daily newsletter, which includes a series of four links attached to four (hopefully) sonically pleasing predicates. Word geekage, you have been warned
The long and troubled history of Apocalypse Now, the video game
In late January, an exciting and unlikely project showed up on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter: a request for $900,000 to make a video game adaptation of Apocalypse Now, officially blessed by the film’s director Francis Ford Coppola. I didn’t even know this was(n’t) a thing
The Man Who Played with Absolute Power
In his 2008 TED Talk, Philip Zimbardo introduced his subject by showing his audience M.C. Escher’s Circle Limit IV, a set of black and white tessellated angles and demons. The art, Zimbardo explained, reminds us that “good and evil are the yin and yang of the human condition. Psychology from the Stanford Prison Experiment Man (as I’m sure he LOVES being referred to as)