Ben Yagoda on a short history of “hack” and why it has become the word of the moment: http://nyr.kr/1gfsXNl
“Although Lifehacker and other neutral or positive applications of the word are increasingly prominent, the black-hat meaning still prevails among the general public. Indeed, it has probably influenced the interpretation and enforcement of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. It’s as if the mere existence of the term ‘hacker’ has added ammunition to the prosecution of such figures as Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who was indicted and charged with eleven violations of the act in 2011.”
Illustration by Jordan Awan.
Hey, I have that shirt/hat/beard.
If you only see Parkdale from Queen Street West, is easy to be distracted by all the gentrification. Toronto’s new “neighbourhood equity score” is a timely reminder, though, that many people living there are still deeply reliant on the support systems provided by the city of Toronto. (via Toronto neighbourhoods ranked by new ‘equity score’ )
It’s sort of like Mississauga is the Zune to Toronto’s iPhone.
Kidding aside — this is probably one of the nicest looking modern city logos I’ve seen, even if it’s sort of ambiguous what Mississauga even is…do they have something to do with the mail? What do you guys think?
Toronto’s former suburban neighbour gets new logo. The AU & A are going to start really irritating me, I think.
A Curated Anthology of Tim Hortons Donuts. Brilliant.
This whole quinoa thing has gone too far (at Fresh & Wild)
170 years of The Globe and Mail's front page
Selfie, 1920s style with photographers of the Byron Company getting together for a portrait on the roof of Marceau’s photography studio in NYC. Below is a photograph of some of them, featuring L-R: Uncle Joe Byron, Pirie MacDonald, Colonel Marceau, Pop Core, and Ben Falk. (via the MCNY blog)
Love that it required two guys to hold the camera.
If your client or boss expects that a website will look and behave the same in every browser on every device, then where did they get those expectations from? And rather than spending your time trying to meet those impossible expectations, I think your time would be better spent explaining why those expectations don’t match the reality of the web.Jeremy Keith, Continuum
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