What the heck is Electronic Mail?, Honeywell (1980s)
Electronic Mail is document distribution that’s more timely, accurate and flexible than traditional methods.
There’s no mountain of paperwork.
Administrative personnel are more effective.
Managers have access to more up-to-date information. Decision-making is easier.
Susan Orlean reveals the truth behind the Twitter account @Horse_ebooks and YouTube channel Pronunciation Book: http://nyr.kr/14DeBop
“Both accounts have spawned speculation among the hundreds of thousands of people who have viewed them. Were they really spambots? Were they some slowly unfolding promotion for, say, a new phone or movie? Were they machines testing out a new kind of artificial intelligence? Were they Edward Snowden’s side projects?”
I’m not ready to know
the term ‘cyberflâneur’ needs to die as soon as possible
|—||Brian Eno (via devilduck)|
Trade, Chad States
"Trade" is a collection of photographs culled from smartphone cruising applications that allow men seeking physical connections to find one another.
The artist’s own “pics” were used in exchange for the photographs that make up this collection. The photographs have been released from their bonds of the virtual world and are now existing in the physical world for the first time.
We encourage owners of Trade to continue the life of these photographs by placing them in your wallet, photo album or perhaps on your refrigerator.
Trade will be released seasonally in an edition of 40 and contain 25 new photographs with every edition for the price of $30.
YES WE SCAN
Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against the supposed surveillance by the US National Security Agency, NSA, and the German intelligence agency, BND, during a rally in front of the construction site of the new headquarters of German intelligence agency in Berlin.
Photograph: Gero Breloer/AP