Driving Blind: Fake Geeks and a Dying Middle Class
And we’re back.
Friday afternoon I got sidetracked trying to buy a car, but that fell through because the one I was looking at had already been sold. That’s what happens when you take a break from aggregating Internet links.
The market for Internet access is a mess, but Karma might make it a little bit better.
The Believer excerpts from its extended interview with Alan Moore (Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta).
Elizabeth Simins’s amazing water color comic series on girls and video games.
What exactly is there to ruin on Twitter?
Day dreaming about houses the way men salivate over cars (also, I wonder what exactly the price breakdown is for the glut of housing right now?)
On how the idea of being a “geek” was fake from the start.
SubZero is better than many of the live action Batman movies, but still nowhere near as good as the Mr. Freeze episodes from the Animated Series or Batman Beyond.
The 101 best written TV shows—anyone else think this list is stretched a bit thin?
A better list: the Millions top ten reads for May,
Apple begins its trial over colluding with publishers to fix the price of ebooks.
David Barnett explores why HP Lovecraft has become more popular than ever.
Robert Reich is worried about an economy that can sustain middle class wage growth.
Tim Bajarin explains why even though demand for PCs is in decline, they are still relevant, at least for now.
Sony joins Lego to produce plastic toy bricks that perform like mini-Mind Storms.
If you have an iPad you can now play Knights of the Old Republic on it. Do so. Now.
Ben Kuchera calls The Swapper a mix of Portal and Braid by way of 2001: a Space Odyssey.
Securities Analyst Michael Pachter predicts that next-generation video game consoles will be cheaper than expected.