“If at any point over the coming days, weeks, and months to come, you find yourself confused as to how to navigate the thicket of pictures of Nelson Mandela coming at you in every country in the world, bear in mind this salient fact of history: it was once illegal in South Africa to have a picture of Nelson Mandela in your home.”—Evan Fleischer | Esquire (via kateoplis)
“And peak viewing in October was 540k, versus peak TV of 26m. So next time you talk about how you never watch TV anymore, remember that you’re a very small minority, if only for now.”—The limits of online video? — Benedict Evans
“Like Michael, I am fond of a glass of wine or whisky, or a pint of dry cider or a well-made cocktail. And even though I’ve written or co-written eight books on beer, I would balk at ever suggesting that ale or lager is categorically better than wine or spirits.”—Beer is NOT the New Wine! | Blogging at World of Beer
There comes a day in the life of every employee at Bellwoods, when they must venture into the great unknown (rural Burlington) and stand before the great edifice of a nameless creature (a crudely fashioned, barely anatomically correct ‘man’ built from leftover wooden pallets) and watch as it’s covered in gasoline before being burnt to the ground. Last night was the official pagan ceremony, and all that remained this morning was a smouldering pile of coals with not even the faintest semblance of The Brewing Man.
“You visit, you look, and you listen. When people start talking about leadership and incentives (and especially something called “incentivizing”) and becoming an academic entrepreneur, you are probably in the wrong place. (Whenever people make fritters of English, I daresay that you’re in the wrong place.) When people talk about innovation and “partnering” with big- money institutions, I would advise you to run. If you hear the word excellence more than twice in a sentence, you are hereby empowered to pop the speaker twice (but very gently) in the nose.”—'Where Should I Go to College?' - Mark Edmundson - The Atlantic
“as I have been arguing that we in journalism need to stop thinking of ourselves as manufacturers of a mass commodity called content and start understanding that we are in a service business whose real outcome is informed individuals and communities. Thus we must be in the relationship business.”—Hot off the presses — BuzzMachine