Fascinating story including the beautiful detail that bots on Amazon are now composing books out of Wikipedia content , which they then, according to another story I saw, engage in automated bidding wars for.
What is Bitcoin? (by weusecoins)
So someone took Cryptonomincon a little too seriously
An app (& hardware) that allows you to take credit card payments
wondering about the stories behind the food abandoned on the wrong supermarket shelves
The theory apparently being: Facebook is the internet the media can control.
This is a great idea - it would be perfect to get rid of all the stuff we need to get rid of in our house move, but there’s nothing for London - we’ll have to see what we can do to change that, won’t we?
Interesting article about Hirst’s activities in marketing his work and brand - most particularly interesting for the suggestion that the auctions themselves are probably his only truly creative/interesting artworks
I am irresistably reminded of that old Fry and Laurie sketch in which a conservative minister is a restaurant is given a huge sack of plastic sporks for cutlery: “Oh, they’re all awful, but you’ve got choice and that’s the important thing, isn’t it?”