Osmo Wiio: Communication usually fails, except by...
The laws of communication are the human communications equivalent of Murphy’s Laws. If communication can fail, it will. If a message can be understood in different ways, it will be understood in just that way which does the most harm. There is always somebody who knows better than you what you meant by your message. The more communication there is, the more difficult it is for communication...
Dead Space →
New sci-fi survival horror game by EA. Looks like a Doom3 rehash + monsters inspired from animé. Doesn’t seem too innovative; but they’re taking a page from EA Mythic (Warhammer Online) and have a pretty good blog, lots of concept-art and a comic.
Bad Type Jokes →
What was history’s most well-spoken typeface? Times. Because Times Knew Roman.
I couldn’t get George to go along with that. He didn’t want to stop...– Harrison Ford tried to persuade George Lucas to kill Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back or The Return of the Jedi because “it’d make a better story”.
You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and...– Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
Ten typographic mistakes everyone makes →
Men could reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer through regular...– Says the BBC (via Dan Savage)
What Every American Should Know About the Middle... →
(and everyone else, for that matter)
12 Guilt-free Purchases for Your Home-Office →
A bigger, better monitor. Another one.
Inbox Zero by Merlin Mann. I’ve talked to a lot of people about this. Figured it was time to actually link it.
Porn for the Blind →
“Porn for the Blind is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing audio descriptions of sample movie clips from adult web sites. This service is provided free of charge.”
Today, our public discourse is dominated by people who have been wrong about...– The age of the anti-Cassandra by Paul Krugman
A Graphically Severed Head Is Bad, Two Men Kissing... →
Poll among american parents show that they’re more opposed to gay characters in video games than they are to extreme violence (like decapitation). “It’s okay if you practice murder, Timmy, but God help you if you find love!”
I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in...– Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (2002)
Cookie Monster Searches Deep Within Himself and... →
From McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Pick out the real New York Times headline:
Blogging Causes Death Blogging Causes Herpes Bloggers Shorter than Normal People Want To Contract Malaria? Try Blogging Bloggers Have Bad Breath Leprosy and Blogging May Be Connected Hitler Probably Blogged Now Bloggers Aren’t Even Wearing Pajamas Blogging Fad Almost Over Serial Killer Had a Blog The Bloggers Have WMD The unsurprising answer.