Link. Anti-abortion activists fracture, some advocating policies GOP adamantly opposes.
Daily Archives: January 19, 2023
India: “Actors who would once perform in different films in the same change of clothes now find themselves with unfathomable wealth.”
Link. Vast influence on product purchases in country with 5 smartphones for every TV.
“Mr. Trump lashed out at Pastor Jeffress and other evangelical leaders he spent years courting, accusing them of “disloyalty” and blaming them for the party’s disappointing performance in the 2022 midterm elections.”
Link. Pence is taking Trump’s evangelicals.
NYT says WaPo struggling ahead of planned layoffs.
Link. Biden admin is a balm for America — but not for WaPo revenue.
Why Amazon stopped Smile program: “Matt Gratz … Southern Poverty Law Center to help it weed out some beneficiaries, saying that conservative and Christian groups had been excluded.”
Link. House GOP was going to investigate Amazon for excluding hate groups.
Daring Fireball: App Store Rejection of the Week: “I don’t generally call for anyone to be fired, but an App Store reviewer who cannot see how Ice Cubes “differ[s] from a mobile web browsing experience” is an embarrassment to the company,”
Link. I bet Apple outsources App Store reviews to an overseas low cost provider. We need a non-Apple App Store because Apple is incompetent.
“If you occupy a privileged position in the attention economy, as Megan McArdle does now, and as I once did in a more limited way, then no, you won’t see Mastodon as a viable replacement for Twitter.”
Link. Udell’s sympathetic portrayal of those who can’t quit the Twitter dopamine fix. (McCardle’s time is passing — happily.)
What About “Log in With Twitter”?
Link. Don’t get rid of your password manager.
“the Internet’s role in a (broader) major transition for humans is more than just an analogy, and that looking at it this way informs our understanding of our troubled times, of the risks we face, and of how to address them”
Link. We used to talk like this in the 90s. Fun to see again. Via Udell.
Bike helmets getting better — and more expensive. $300 Giro Ares.
Link. The tech will go downmarket. Impressive progress supported by Virginia Tech ratings program and an informed market with money.
GOP flat tax arithmetic: “if something sells for $100 plus $30 in tax, then it’s a 23% tax—because $30 is 23% of $130”
Link. You cannot imagine how dumb they are.