I recently posted <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/02/16/if-you-hate-telemarketers-youll-love-this-robot-designed-to-waste-their-time/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">this link</a> to a group I belong to. It is about a robot that calls telemarketers and wastes their time. Until then, I had never heard of Jim Florentine, who is "human and wicked" ... so much harder to scale - but well worth a couple of click throughs. Five of them in all. Thanks <a href="https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/dsearls" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">'Doc'</a>.
<a href="http://scripting.com/2014/11/24/howToRebuildJournalism.html">A fascinating piece</a> about - guess what - rebuilding journalism - by <a href="http://scripting.com/">Dave Winer</a> - if you don't know who he is - you should demonstrate extreme inquisitiveness and find out.
... makes Rolling Stone's '50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time'
For their ninth studio recording, British art-rockers Porcupine Tree created a concept album based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel Lunar Park, with lyrics that addressed how the adolescent protagonist battled his bipolar and attention-deficit disorders with a regimen of prescription drugs and Internet overstimulation. The music used sprawling vocal melodies, atmospheric guitars and drums that tumbled through chaotic passages to echo the main character’s manic-depressive states. Porcupine color their songs with chiming prog, serrated Nineties alt-rock and blaring hard-rock power chords, enlisting the help of Robert Fripp, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and ex-Japan keyboardist Richard Barbieri. J.W.
Well deserved – as are many others of Wilson’s works – stunned to see that Kansas even made to to the list – but they did … so maybe the list isn’t perfect ?