You know we're going to revisit voices like his some day and think 'Why didn't we listen?' even though we know exactly why, for the same reasons why people have never listened, ever, in all recorded history and millennia before. #link
Here's a great-looking series of compilations of underground sounds from Los Angeles back in the day. Lots of nuggets from the weirder end of the SST spectrum, too, which I can dig [c/o Boing Boing]. #link
I usually rear up when I read about things like this as they always strike me as faux-elite, cliquey hipster guff pretending to be far more important and influential than it really is. So it's easy to be cynical. But Baio raises some highlights some worthy stuff and raises some excellent questions, even if he does slip a little into the mobile-is-changing-everything fearmongering. #link
"Calling "hero" everyone killed in war, no matter the circumstances of their death, not only helps sustain the ethos of martial glory that keeps young men and women signing up to kill and die for the state, no matter the justice of the cause, but also saps the word of meaning, dishonouring the men and women of exceptional courage and valour actually worthy of the title." Damn straight. #link
You know when people involved in an accident or other such stressful incident say that time seems to slow down? Maybe that's what's fooling footballers into thinking they have agency in what's probably more an instinctual response. #link
Jennifer Egan's latest was serialised on Twitter, and I'm not sure what to make of it. Prose that doesn't invite replies doesn't really engage with the medium in any way that hasn't been aleady overdone. #link
Notational Velocity, or NV, is weirdly enough harder to explain than it is to use. Basically it’s an open source app for plain text notes (about anything you want: blog posts, recipes, to-do lists, etc) and a way of organising those notes so everything you need is at your fingertips. You give your note a title in the top bar, you type what you want to type in the main window, and it’s saved in a designated folder. Every note constitutes its own text file in that folder, but you never need to see the folder: everything is consolidated within the app.