Around the web: August 25th to August 30th

Some links that have caught my eye of late: Facebook Exodus [NYTimes.com] — "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. Facebook, the online social grid, could not command loyalty forever…" Bumpy Pitch — retro US soccer shirts. — Very cool. Love the Beth Steel FC tee, especially. The Chart of Fantasy Art [The Publisher Files] […]

The Future as Seen from 1978

The Usborne Book of the Future was published in 1978 and envisions the world in the year 2000 “and beyond.” Some of my favorite predictions include: — the human-robot space exploration teams, — military troops transported by rocket and then dispatched via armed “hovercars,” — these crustacean-like aliens pondering high-tech crystal balls, — (under the […]

Uncle Mark’s Gift Guide and Almanac 2008

Mark Hurst writes one of my favorite blogs, Good Experience. It’s all about customer experience and usability — essentially, how organizations can create products, services, and Web sites that are more helpful and easier to use. For the past five years, Hurst has put together Uncle Mark’s Gift Guide and Almanac. The 2008 edition is […]

Kim Jong Il: “I am an Internet expert”

AFP: Reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has boasted of being an “Internet expert,” reports said Saturday. The communist state keeps itself closed to the outside world to prevent so-called spiritual pollution from subverting its hardline socialist system. Kim told delegates at this week’s historic inter-Korean summit his Internet expertise made him reluctant to allow […]