🔗 Pipe Dreams: The life and times of Yahoo Pipes

Pipe Dreams: The life and times of Yahoo Pipes Yahoo Pipes—or, officially, Pipes by Yahoo!, a rare switcheroo of the company’s name—was a service that offered all that and more in a single platform. Individual “Pipes,” as it were, were both personal and public—the service seemed like a portent of the future that techno-utopians were then predicting. But like many great products and services of its time, it never quite came to pass....

December 20, 2023 · 1 min · 73 words

🔗 Media Types | IANA

Media Types | IANA … Media Types (formerly known as MIME types) and Media Subtypes will be assigned and listed by the IANA.

August 15, 2023 · 1 min · 23 words

🔗 The New Devil’s Dictionary

Spot on! 🙂 Android (n.) : A mobile operating system, generally seen as inferior to iOS. See iOS iOS (n.): A mobile operating system, generally seen as inferior to Android. See Android (via Tao of Mac ) Source: The New Devil’s Dictionary

August 10, 2015 · 1 min · 42 words

🏞 Economics of the Internet

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January 27, 2015 · 1 min · 165 words

📜 Everybody is somebody else’s monster

Everybody is somebody else’s monster. Greg Knauss (via An Entirely Other Day: The Empathy Vacuum )

March 12, 2014 · 1 min · 16 words

📜 Trolls will always have the last word. What you can do is have the

Trolls will always have the last word. What you can do is have the best one. Hugo Ferreira

August 28, 2012 · 1 min · 18 words

🔗 How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big-Budget Flick | Underwire | Wired.com

How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big-Budget Flick | Underwire | Wired.com Now, in response to The_Quiet_Earth’s question about time-traveling marines, Erwin started typing. He posted his answer in a series of comments in the thread. Within an hour, he was an online celebrity. Within three hours, a film producer had reached out to him. Within two weeks, he was offered a deal to write a movie based on his Reddit comments....

March 24, 2012 · 1 min · 92 words

📜 The Internet, where men are men, women are men, and kids are FBI

The Internet, where men are men, women are men, and kids are FBI agents. Anonymous (via Mariano Guerra )

November 21, 2011 · 1 min · 19 words