Seen whilst browsing ESPN.com comments section using the ELinks console web browser:
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Of course, since this page consists of text-based comments on a blog entry, the argument could be made that the Facebook-powered webpage is the incompatible element of this equation…but let’s not split hairs. ;D
The social network has admitted that it hired a PR firm to plant anti-Google stories related to user privacy.[...]
“Let’s not forget we are talking about two companies that have spent billions in positioning themselves as ‘nice, cuddly, sandal-wearing, Californian surfer dudes.’ This has in fact resulted in blowing that carefully constructed image out of the water,” said Mr Merrin [managing director of an unaffiliated PR firm].
I’m about done with Facebook. It’s not like Google is much better, but at least it does somewhat more than pay lip service to user privacy.
When William Gibson published his seminal sci-fi novel Neuromancer in 1984, it seemed improbably dystopic. More than a quarter-century later, so much has changed that he now writes in the present tense. His latest book, Zero History, is the final volume of a loose trilogy that concentrates on a culture increasingly obsessed with branding and, well, stuff (though Gibson prefers the term “artifacts”). “I’ve always been, for whatever reason, very conscious of the world of things,” he says. We spoke at length with him about plenty of these things — from the iPad to those old-fashioned anachronisms called “books.”