I recently spent a day on the couch laughing so hard it made me cough up nasty stuff! Archer was the source of the laughter, my daughter the disease vector. I can not recommend Archer highly enough, skip the cold.
Archer shows us the inner workings of ISIS, a completely misguided intelligence agency. Archer, also the title character, and his uninhibited office mates entertain in a manner that reminds me of All in the Family meets Barbarella. Apparently set in a time-warp, the 60s world uses modern technology to great effect; it's odd and not confusing. H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler and the rest of the cast are brilliant.
Episode by episode things just seem to get more and more unhinged! I watched Seasons 1-3 over the course of 2 days.
Archer Season 1 via Amazon
Archer Seasons 1 & 2 via Netflix
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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