This CBS News story on the Jet Blue Epic Bail flight attendant reports first-hand accounts by passengers, all of whom said "they never saw flight attendant Steven Slater get hit in the head with a piece of luggage or argue with anyone." This directly contradicts Slater's version of events (told over, and over, and over, and over again in the news this week). First, Whiteboard Jenny was revealed to be a hoax, and now JetBlue guy may be lying? Next you'll be telling me Pedobear isn't real.
Copyright scholar Rebecca Giblin joins forces with erstwhile Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow to excoriate Big Tech and Big Content—not for the everyday sins of privacy invasion and surveillance but for their cornering of creative labor. Their book, Chokepoint Capitalism [Amazon], out later this month, identifies not just the problem but projects that show the… READ THE REST
Deletionpedia archives Wikipedia articles when the are deleted—a regular occurrence given how tightly "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" is policed by the insiders who edit the edits (previously, previously). [deletionpedia.org via Hacker News] Deletionpedia is a radical inclusionist wiki for rescuing articles that have been discussed from Wikipedia's deletionism. It was started by… READ THE REST
I always enjoy the special music issues of Oxford America and Volume 23 is no exception. It features special articles focusing on the musical creators from the South, with essays interviews and personal remembrances. This issue, "Up South," has profiles of artists who migrated to the northern states and so had a huge influence on… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. You can wait until that new tablet you've been eyeing goes on sale, but if you need something quick for work, school, or your favorite hobby, why wait? You can still get… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. From watches to earbuds to computers, Apple products are some of the most dependable on the market, especially for working professionals. But with that reliability comes pretty gnarly price tags. And while… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. When purchasing tech, it's important to consider all of your options. While brand new models are shiny and novel, they can also be buggy while carrying astronomical price tags. Although older tech is… READ THE REST