Photographer David Slater
is currently in a dispute with Wikipedia over this
photo, taken in Indonesia in 2011. Wikipedia, Slater claims, has used his photo without permission. Wikipedia has so far refused, "claiming that because a monkey pressed the shutter button it should own the copyright." via
posted by roomthreeseventeen
on Aug 6, 2014 -
"There's just so much science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven't seen. It's most likely not stuff that was made for them... But we don't underestimate kids around here
posted by chavenet
on Aug 25, 2011 -
For the past year, director Stephen Soderbergh has been recording and sharing a list
of the books that he has read, and films that he has watched. The writers at Flavorwire noted Soderbergh's decision to watch Raiders of the Lost Ark in black & white three times, and have compiled a list
of color films that work better in monochrome. [more inside]
posted by schmod
on May 24, 2011 -
...Record collectors are typically thought of as irascible loners, but in the Washington of the ’50s and early ’60s, there existed a group of scruffy young blues and folk fans who could’ve given the Illuminati a run for their all-seeing eyes. They thought of themselves as the guardians of a tradition the rest of the world had either forgotten or misinterpreted. They adopted fake names. They invented strange mythologies. They hatched plans to bring their favorite historical figures back from the dead--or at least back from the commercial oblivion to which the music biz had consigned them. But most of all, they inspired admiration and awe. Though they never used the term themselves, this bunch of vintage-78 obsessives was known by others as the East Coast Blues Mafia.The Thong Club
posted by y2karl
on Jul 13, 2006 -
that you could get the crap kicked out of you for posting kottke.org to MeFi. Three and a quarter years later, what's changed? Jason's decided to make a living off this blog ... but without running advertising. Good luck, says I.
posted by sylloge
on Feb 22, 2005 -
give jack saturn his old job back!
of course one could assault me for posting something found from the infamous j.ko
that has to do with blogger
- and lord knows there's enough of those threads already - but i found this to be too interesting to pass up.
if you weren't already aware, pyra [blogger's parent company/alter ego] is looking for someone to handle customer support
and jack saturn [who had the job before and hasn't had one since] is looking to get his job back. i don't know about anyone else, but i'd like to see the old team have the chance to come back....
posted by boogah
on Jul 25, 2002 -
What is Math Rock?
I had no choice but to provide this link. It's funny! It's different! It's twisted! Scroll down to the email at the bottom of the page.
link via kottke. Please, let not this thread turn into a kottke.
posted by ashbury
on Feb 1, 2002 -
Has J-Ko called it a day?
Anyone know what's up with kottke.org? Could he really be gone for good? Is he redesigning? What's up, J-Ko! Your fans await your next move with breathless anticipation...
posted by msippey
on Jan 4, 2002 -
The Wayback Machine.
from October 1999. Search Google
in 1998 or read Salon
in 1997. Visit Word
, Cool Site of the Day
, Village Voice
, and NYTimes
from 1996. Congratulate Mathowie
on his new job in 1997, see Kottke's redesign
from October 1999, Glassdog's
3-D logos from 1997, and Zeldman's pages
optimized for Netscape 3.0. (Unsurprisingly, Jakob's site
hasn't changed much since 1996.) Surf the past and share your greatest nostalgic finds
posted by waxpancake
on Oct 15, 2001 -
"This is a human issue, not an American, democracy, or a freedom issue."
This site is intelligent & amusing, usually, but this critique is just plain wrong. It is uniquely
an American issue, as the crime has been perpetrated upon our nation solely for our American values, beliefs, and principles.
This is not an attack on Jason, but rather an attempt to demonstrate the true nature of this evil. The strike at the symbolic center of capitalism and the financial heart of the world, coupled with the attack on the headquarters of our nation's ability to defend itself, directly point to terrorists who want to hurt us BECAUSE of the very values & principles that make this America.
BTW - I love that Jason & MeFi are performing the valuable services that they are, providing links to sites where NYC folks & friends can post "I'm OK" messages.
posted by davidmsc
on Sep 11, 2001 -
The best blog there is, period!
Funny, irreverent, informative, Jason links to some of the best stuff on the web, and he does it with class and style. Plus he's cute! A must read for the digerati and the newbie alike.
posted by ericost
on Jun 12, 2001 -
Kottke.org, now with x10 ads.
Sad, but true. I don't like them, but I suppose if you need the money... Look in the source for confirmation:
var url = "http://ads.x10.com/bluefish/bf23.htm";
var domain = "kottke.org";
at least the girl in the camera ad is kinda cute.
posted by moz
on Jun 8, 2001 -
Usability is dead?
Frogdesign's creative director says: "There's no merit to focusing entirely on usability". Anyone who says that shouldn't be designing websites, IMHO. [from kottke
posted by owillis
on Nov 22, 2000 -
put up a link to the New Yorker article
that mentions himself, Meg, Pyra, EV, etc. It also mentions MetaFilter and myself. I find this funny in a way, all of of these people that never would have known anything about each other are all interconnected. Why? Because Ev and Meg started Pyra. Because I read an article about the original Pyra app. Which led me to Blogger. Which led to Ev, Meg, Pb, MetaFilter... whcih led to Kottke, Haughey, etc. Ahhh the good old days
posted by monkeyboy
on Nov 21, 2000 -
TiVos are raining from the sky!
Jason Kottke won, so I entered. I won, and while my piece was obviously a piece of literary genius, it wasn't *that* good. I think we need to do a scientific study -- who can write the stupidest "Why I Want a TiVo" essay and still win?
posted by benbrown
on Sep 25, 2000 -
so I took a stab creating a bizarro kottke
one (bookmark and try it at kottke.org). I think it improves the page :). This might be a killer hack for usability tweaking. If you set your backgrounds dark with light, 28px text for easy reading, few web pages follow that convention. Here's your chance to see things your way. Can anyone think of any other uses for this?
posted by mathowie
on Aug 28, 2000 -
secretly the same person, or is there some other reason (that escapes me) that his July 6th and her July 7th entries start out with exactly the same paragraph?
posted by lia
on Jul 9, 2000 -
Did I miss something? Okay, the bicicycle story that Barbelith
, and Kottke
have all blogged.. what is this? I must have missed some inner circle of childhood memory bonding?
posted by eyesandfists
on Jul 7, 2000 -
Kottke offers a good critique
of online discussions (like MeFi), and he makes some excellent suggestions on how to improve them. He quotes an unnamed source: "The problem with online forums is that those who have very little to contribute participate the most while those with valuable information to share participate the least." Now, let's try to keep the conversation cordial...
posted by ericost
on Jun 21, 2000 -