Proving Music Sucks Now, With SCIENCE!
The Pudding - Breaking down how music has evolved since the dawn of modern pop through musical trends and instrumentation, this article shows how the advent of digital editing has made it so that music is able to quickly produced and is fairly disposable. Also, nearly half of the popular songs are written by the same people. It's pretty . . .
Like Live Tweeting, But Almost Twelve Hours Later
Though it's been a few years since I covered WWDC in earnest, I still make a note to catch the keynote every year. Work has been pretty busy, so taking two hours in the middle of the day to catch the stream isn't practical. It was rainy, so I watched the stream while I sat on the exercise bike and took notes. This isn't a . . .
Sal, Automator, and programming for everyday people.
Wired - Wired interviews Sal Soghoian about the birth of Applescript and Automator. Some highlights from the return of Steve Jobs and the beginning x-callback-url for iOS applications to interoperate are included. Even if you aren't a Mac user, his philosophy of making automation and programming accessible for everyday users is essential. . . .
The Mac Pro Five Years On
512 Pixels - Stephen Hackett gives a rundown of the hype and eventual disappointment of the 2013 Mac Pro. A machine from an alternate timeline where multi-GPU setups dominated the market, it never quite caught on. You can still buy it, surprisingly without a hint of a discount despite its age.
And No I'm not talking about that Tiny Toons Episode About Cartoon Physics.
The buzzword to end all buzzwords
Scientific American via Real Clear Science - Scientific American interviews Jim Clarke from Intel Labs on what makes quantum computing different from traditional transistors. He also addresses the idea that Quantum Computing will always be ten years away, and places its timeline against the rise of microprocessors.