Josh Mack blogging at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, and occasionally on; bicycles, politics, Brooklyn, parenting, crafts, and good reading. Currently helping to build a new NYC neighborhood news site - nearsay.com, that celebrates the voices that make our city. Subscribe to the daily newsletter it gives you what you need to know.
"It was love at first sight the first time I saw a Brompton folding bicycle, I fell in love with it. All right, perhaps this is an exaggeration on all fronts: it wasn't the first time I'd seen one, but the first time I'd really noticed it or her. And it was not so much love an emotion, I concede, that unless you're seriously perverted, only truly exists between sentient beings as a kind of lusty covetousness; but, you can take it from me, it was a very strong feeling, and one that has only increased over the years I've either had a Brompton between my thighs, or hefted one in my arms." Quote by the author not me though I share his feeling. Right now I am wrestling with making a major upgrade to my old steed. Do I add a dynamo hub? And I'm sad that I won't be racing her in England in two weeks.. B & W didn't want to go and doing something so goofy without my family didn't seem like much fun.
A great NYT article about Yelp and Zagat's and how their fortunes have diverged online. One flat the other booming. Two years I made it through several rounds of interviews to run the website of Zagat's and was asked about my vision to which I said - OPEN IT UP, enable people to add reviews, cover more locations etc. I guess it was too big a risk for them, they didn't want to give up their subs or compete with their books which are given away as corporate premiums (for now at least). Needless to say I didn't join this old media company, and am a Yelp user.