Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Tag: Upworthy

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Two: A Real Hunger; Will The Real Blue Ant; A Category Error

0.0 Station Ident I’m in the basement, a particularly American pursuit (they’re like sheds here, I guess – or the garage), from which I’ve hollowed out a small space with enough power, USB and close enough to the wifi router that I can hole up and write, think and generally sit before I get on […]

Episode Twelve: Attention, Star Trek and Cars

1. Oh, Attention So Upworthy’s in the news for talking about a new ‘attention metric'[1] instead of pageviews/impressions/eyeballs/brain implants. Essentially, what it looks like they’re trying to do is capitalise upon the fact that people spend a lot of time on Upworthy’s site and that their content performs quite well. An engaged audience is, of […]

Episode Four: Any Sufficiently Advanced Economy

1. Any Sufficiently Advanced Economy You know how the Arthur C. Clarke quote goes. I’ve been thinking a bit, somewhat vaguely, about crypto currencies lately. There’s my gut response to the anarcho-Randian boosterism of Bitcoin/Dogecoin fans (the latter of which, I have to admit, is absolutely hilarious and a wonderful example of people taking things […]