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.
In addition to feeling like this a bit lately we've also been teaching W to do it when we say "Oy Vey" to her. So far she'll only do it with us and not in public. So the idea of taking her on the road will have to wait.
An op-ed @ turning newspapers into not-for-profit institutions. I actually like this idea a lot. I'm working on a blogging related project that would help local bloggers become better reporters and if it comes into being have been thinking that its endgame is probably as a not-for-profit too. I just don't see it being a commercial enterprise nor in fact do I think it should aspire to be one.
This is a shame. I liked the magazine. Have to admit I never went to the website, though a friend was the editor. Interesting that the shelter mags are having such a hard time and there is no real surge of sites (that I'm aware of) to take their place. Apartment does to some extent as does swissmiss, coolhunting, designsponge etc. Maybe there is something else going on, more of a democratization of design so the featured apartments of wealthy people and aspirational magazines are no longer the thing. Anyone have an thoughts on that?
Seemingly back on youtube after being taken down due to a copyright complaint by HBO (a lawyer possibly unaware of the irony involved) the incredibly moving appearance of Pete Seeger, Tom Seeger, and Bruce Springsteen singing This Land is Your Land. The Boss has been growing into a Dylanesque iconic stature in our house and his (probable) responsibility for Seeger being onstage is just evidence of his generosity and awesomeness. For the 79 year old, activist, blacklistee, to be there the day before Obama gets sworn in just brings me to tears each time I see the video below.