Now that’s what I’m talking about: AR phone games have marketing down. Show us the fun! Show us the dream! Don’t show us people awkwardly pawing at the air.
Interesting how much this sounds like Micro.blog in a nutshell: no follower count, no disembodied likes, just posting and responding as a conversation. I didn’t realize how much I would like until I tried it.
Earlier that month, during an interview at a TED conference, the Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey shared a big idea of his own. “If I had to start the service again, I would not emphasize the follower count as much,” he said. “I would not emphasize the ‘like’ count as much. I don’t think I would even create ‘like’ in the first place.”NYT Link: What if Instagram Got Rid of Likes?
Interesting to think about D & D themselves being subject to the pressures of American culture, prizing the psychological storytelling over sociological. Most of the critiques of the writing (mine included) have focused on their limitations as storytellers, thereby ignoring the systemic issues in Hollywood that encourage that kind of storytelling.
So Ms. Lee and local residents, desperate to save the 96-year-old school, came up with an idea: How about enrolling older villagers who wanted to learn to read and write?
Such a good reminder of the privilege inherent in the opportunity to learn–what joy they have in this chance too.
I just had a sudden burst of nostalgia for The Show with Ze Frank (and A Show as well). A time and a place and a movement that’s led to so much of what the internet is today. And low and behold, he’s still out there, but behind the scenes: