Standing in line to buy, say, a slightly larger television for a fine price on Black Friday is as much an American tradition as drinking coffee with a stale croissant or buying underwear only at the Gap.
You will delight, therefore, in the news that one Best Buy already has people in line to take advantage of its Black Friday specials.
According to WTSP News in Florida, a whole family has encamped outside a Best Buy in St. Petersburg. They are called the Davenports and they pitched their metaphorical tent on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
They are reportedly the first people to be encamped anywhere in the hope of snagging the first Black Friday offerings. And it seems this, more than the deals, is lifting their spirits far beyond the cloud.
For Lorie Davenport told WTSP: "We're here really early this year because we've always been second, third, and fourth and down the line."… Read more
One of the tech world's greatest lawyers told me the other day that he thought the retweet was the greatest way of saying something truly nasty about another person without having to write it yourself.
However, some authorities are, perhaps, becoming wise to this secondary insult market.
According to UPI, Cheng Jianping, a human rights activist in China, retweeted something written by her fiance on Twitter. His tweet was a slightly sarcastic note concerning supposed Chinese nationalists who had decided to smash up Japanese products because of a dispute between China and Japan over the East China Sea islands … Read more
Perhaps, like me, you will do anything for money. I mean, for art.
So you will be among the first to understand why Wafaa Bilal, a professor of photography at NYU, has accepted a proposition to have a camera implanted into the back of his head that takes shots of what is going on behind his back.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Bilal will shortly enjoy surgery to have the camera inserted comfortably so visitors to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar can themselves enjoy a live stream of images of Bilal's behind, or, rather, of what's behind Bilal. You see, the museum has commissioned this implanted spontaneity for a project called "The 3rd I."
The camera will reportedly be of mere dime size, but the apparent intention is that it should remain in place for a year.
I have never thought too much about what is going on behind my back. I expect there are nasty people making strange international signs, as well as sofa cushions wriggling to make themselves comfortable beneath my bulk. So one wonders why the back of the head was chosen rather than the front.
Artistically speaking (and that is a separate language altogether from English), the museum reportedly declares that this work of art is "a comment on the inaccessibility of time, and the inability to capture memory and experience."… Read more
It was amusing during the last elections how candidates managed to offer themes that they thought voters wanted to hear. You know, like change. And, um, change.
Sometimes, great ideas work. Again and again and again.
So I wonder how inspired you will feel by a new ad for Windows 7 and Windows Live. It seems to offer all the human feeling that much of Microsoft's work in the past has lacked. It seems to be rather ingenious in the way it incites viewers to change their perspective about the world, and, implicitly, about Microsoft.