PandoDaily's Nathaniel Mott. Seriously? Are you really this fucking stupid?

Mott writes an article called “No response: When will news sites catch up to the rest of the Web?” in which he…oh, it doesn’t really matter. Let’s just get to The Stupid.

You’re scanning Twitter for interesting things to read while you’re using your laptop, and you see that someone shared a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

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Macworld, the "Grand Old Lady" of Mac magazines, is turning into a doddering old fool.

Macworld magazine has been around from the beginning of the Mac and, for most of that time, has been the most respected magazine in the admittedly small industry, winning multiple awards and setting the standard for “The Way It Should Be done”.… Read the rest

Hate flying? Over 6 feet tall? You're going to hate it more.

The New York Times has an article, “On Jammed Jets, Sardines Turn on One Another”, about how airlines are changing the seat configuration on planes in order to jam ever more passengers in their Shiny Metal Tubes of Death.
They say, “Over the last two decades, the space between seats — hardly roomy before — has fallen about 10 percent, from 34 inches to somewhere between 30 and 32 inches.… Read the rest

The Toughest Woman You Know Has Been Raped

I first met Alison Gianotto (Snipeyhead on Twitter) at a Macworld Expo many years ago. She was sitting in Dave’s, a divey (but wonderful) little bar near the Moscone Center. I saw this gorgeous redhead sitting there surrounded by geeks and thought, “Why is *she* here?”

Someone introduced us and I quickly realized, she was no one’s eye candy.… Read the rest

In Defense of Black Friday Shoppers

In Defense of Black Friday Shoppers

It upsets me when people pass around Walmart videos and make sneering jokes about Black Friday shoppers.

Because what they’re really saying is that they’re superior to “those” people. You know, the poors. The “stupid” people who line up the night before to get in the door and get those $20 DVD players (or whatever the hot present is this year.) Yes, it’s about materialism and consumerism on steroids, and of course it’s not a good thing.

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