What is it in us that lives in the past and longs for the future, or lives in...– Mark Strand, from “No Words Can Describe It” (via elisebrown)
The Wires of the Night by Billy Collins : The... →
More than 800 people have paid as much as $200,000 apiece to reserve seats on...– The Era of Private Space Travel is Just Beginning | NY Magazine (via kateoplis)
The Steve Jobs emails that show how to win a... →
The emails have mostly been viewed in the context of the lawsuit, but they also provide an extraordinary view of high-stakes negotiation between the leaders of two powerful firms, Apple and News Corp. They start far apart, but over the course of five days, Apple’s then-CEO Steve Jobs successfully pulls the son of News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch over to his side.
The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar →
On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over the years. It’s some sage stuff, although there’s nothing here about defending yourself from your childhood toys when they inevitably come to life with murder in their hearts. A truly glaring omission.
You make an effort to appear conventional, but I know, Watson, you share my love...– Sherlock Holmes - Elementary (via ryanpanos)
MySpace was where you went in the past, WordPress and Movable Type were where...– Marco Arment (one of Tumblr’s early developers) in a nice little ode to David Karp and Tumblr, on Tumblr’s history and why he’s hopeful about Yahoo’s acquisition. If you’re still wary about the whole deal, it’s a nice read. (via futurejournalismproject)
What we need now more than ever is better filters. And that starts with the...– Jim Colton (via photographsonthebrain)
I would like to give you the silver branch, the small white flower, the one...– Margaret Atwood, from “Variation on the Word Sleep” in Selected Poems II: 1976-1986 (Houghton Mifflin, 1987)
They have a singular ability to depict how many ways it is possible for things...– Born to Lose – The New Inquiry Christian Brown on the unique power of video games. (via thisistheverge)