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April 15, 2014 at 1:02am
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Eating to me is a leisure activity, like going to the movies, but I don’t want to go to the movies three times a day.

— This Man Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again | VICE United Kingdom

March 16, 2014 at 10:07pm
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At the same time, remember that the New York you loved five years ago is gone, and the New York you re-learn to love right now will be gone soon too, and part of love means accepting change. This is one of the hardest lessons New York has taught me, but I’m grateful for it.

— What to Do If You’re Falling Out of Love With New York — Human Parts — Medium

9:53pm
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His remark underscores a change wrought by the new guard that the old guard will have to adapt to. Tech is no longer primarily technology driven; it is idea driven.

— Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem - NYTimes.com

March 12, 2014 at 9:01am
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We set out to build software to help communities we are passionate about, to solve their problems; what a travesty it would be if we allow ourselves to become the designers of ever-more-sophisticated ad-serving slot machines.

— Notifications are a UX Anti-Pattern — Make Technology Better — Medium

9:00am
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Reading Madrigal’s piece, I wonder: are modern web products the most sophisticated addiction machines in the history of mankind? Schüll’s book is called Addiction By Design, and it seems clear to me that notifications in most modern web products are designed to addict, not to help us live better lives.

— Notifications are a UX Anti-Pattern — Make Technology Better — Medium

March 2, 2014 at 1:07pm
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(via Life is a game. This is your strategy guide)

Something to look forward to in my dotage.

(via Life is a game. This is your strategy guide)

Something to look forward to in my dotage.

11:16am
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Mobility, he suggested, is a fact of American life, and he could find no evidence to suggest that gentrification intensifies it. Instead, it appears that many low-income renters stay put even as their rents go up. “It may be that households are choosing to stay in these neighborhoods because quality of life is improving: They’re more satisfied, but they’re dedicating a larger slice of their income to housing,” says Ingrid Gould Ellen, co-director of NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.

— Is Gentrification All Bad? — New York Magazine

11:14am
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Artists are like most people: They think gentrification is fine so long as it stops with them.

— Is Gentrification All Bad? — New York Magazine

11:09am
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Who does the gentrifying, how, and how quickly—these variables separate an organically evolving neighborhood from one that is ruthlessly replaced. A trickle of impecunious artists hungry for space and light is one thing; a flood of lawyers with a hankering to renovate is quite another.

— Is Gentrification All Bad? — New York Magazine

March 1, 2014 at 4:52pm
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Grannum is unapologetic about trying to bring a better life to Bed-Stuy’s poor by attracting the very outsiders who are supposedly making things worse. “We need affluent and middle-income people,” he insists. “We need a healthy community, and we need services that are first-rate. I just came from a meeting, and someone said, ‘Go to Seventh Avenue in Park Slope and recruit some of those stores!’ And I tell them: Businesses don’t bring affluence; they follow affluence.”

— Is Gentrification All Bad? — New York Magazine