Derek Powazek – “Nobody Uses Their Real Name” and Other Outdated Notions

The idea that the internet is a place that’s separate from reality has faded. People generally have online identities that map to who they really are. Outside of a few legitimate edge cases and the occasional sci-fi fantasy, who we are online is simply who we are. Facebook has done more to influence this than any other site, and I’m glad for it. When someone in the mainstream media quotes…

Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

Stunning collection of thousands of hours of video clips documenting the moment our world changed. Each image in this sequence represents about 30 seconds of what CNN was airing. Clips are also available from Moscow, Paris, Baghdad, and elsewhere.   Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive.


Science Fiction Used in IPad Lawsuit

Samsung notes that “the tablet disclosed in the clip has an overall rectangular shape with a dominant display screen, narrow borders, a predominately flat front surface, a flat back surface (which is evident because the tablets are lying flat on the table’s surface), and a thin form factor.” You don’t actually see the actor interacting with the tablet’s user interface, but plenty of other science fiction movies and TV shows…