Posts Tagged: Apple

How Amazon Is Making Sex a Dirty Word

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“[A]s long as we retain all of these conflicting ideas of what sex is, and what it means to us, sex will always sell—until it’s inconvenient.”

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: I Died of Dysentery

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The glorious ways we fifth graders died in Mr. Mosher’s computer class. We strove to die in the most imaginable permutations possible.

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How Gone Is My Valley?

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It does us all a disservice to separate the Valley’s current industrial action from that of its natural environment, human history and broader political context.

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Amazon.com vs. The Universe?

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In The New Yorker this week, George Packer covers what sounds like a battle between serf states but is actually the heated war between Amazon, Apple and the Big 6 publishers. He gives us the low-down on Amazon’s tumultuous foray into online publishing and their monopoly on the ebook industry. This isn’t the first time […]

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Jobs and Education

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Technology and higher education have been enjoying a symbiotic relationship in recent years. Apple’s creative visions have been coming to life and flourishing on academic platforms, but now that Steve Jobs is stepping down, should we be worried about how it’s going to affect higher education? Jobs has been personally responsible for a lot of […]

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Internet Theories

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The development of the internet has complex cultural roots that divide over the different companies that were participating in its invention. The Apple/Microsoft “personalised, decentralised and playful computing” worked against “IBM’s idea of computing was of an expensive, centralised and institutional activity.” What the internet has become aligns more with the Apple/Microsoft mantra, but it’s […]

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Politics Sunday

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California voters may legalize pot. And it might throw quite the wrench in the already complex upcoming elections. In Brazil, a “school of gay arts,” including classes in lip-synching, wig preparation, “hairography,” and “clothing customization.” (via TMN) Some pretty brilliant ideas on how to make CNN stop sucking. (via) Al Jazeera’s take on “the cult […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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At Maud, how much should philosophy and fiction have anything to do with each other? If you liked Julie Klausner’s interview here at The Rumpus and want more, she has another interview over at The New Yorker Book Bench. (Spoiler alert: in the latter, Kermit the Frog is definitely discussed). Curious about black metal and […]

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Saturday Morning Links

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Morning, everyone. Let’s get our geek on. Get out your checkbook, members of the nerdcore. You can buy Gene Roddenberry’s Mac 128 computer, given to him by Apple. Erik Loomis wonders why Henry Ford is so revered when he was such a piece of crap as a human being. Kevin Cyr is making what every […]

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Will the Suckers Get Their Money Back?

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Yesterday, we blogged a story about a porn app in the Apple iTunes Store, and noted that it was a pretty crappy app. Well, it’s not even an app anymore. Apple yanked it, claiming that “the developer of this application added inappropriate content directly from their server after the application had been approved and distributed, […]

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