The golden age of movie critics — Roger Ebert on the disappearance of film criticism as a line of work. What the internet is creating is a class of literate, gifted amateur writers, in an old tradition Very much applies to some of the current discussions about the future of fiction.
The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash — Charlie Stross with a really interesting analysis of Apple, the iPhone/iPad, and the future of personal computing. Excellent essay, even by Charlie’s very high standards.
The Data-Driven Life — Hmm, I don’t think of myself as obsessive or data-driven, but I do track a number of metrics regarding my health and personal habits. Some are chemo/cancer-specific, others are around accountability for my lifestyle and writing goals.
ETA: A number of political links and some commentary inexplicably vanished when I made this post. I don’t have the time or patience to reconstruct them now. Sigh.
?otD: How grumpy are you?
Writing time yesterday: none (chemo brain)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (poorly)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 5/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett