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2005 November 06

06 Nov

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underground (i think it was)

November 6, 2005 | By |

praschl gerade über den fünften geburtstag des sofas. gelesen ziemlich von den anfängen. (vielleicht ab hier, oder etwas später, oder viel früher, aber das ändert auch nichts.) das sofa stand damals, glaube ich, noch in den digitalien, aber auch da könnte ich die daten durcheinanderbringen. (war praktikant, in süddeutschland, kleiner verlag, klasse kollegen, assoziationskalender.) wenn pp jetzt also vom damals underground-, pre-kommerz-, indie-bloggen redet, kann ich dann (darf ich dann) sagen: hab das sofa schon gelesen (in der stabilen rückenlage), als es noch in finnischen clubs gespielt hat, vor 10, 12 leuten? (auch das ein zitat, glaube ich.) (und der neid, nein, nicht neid, aber doch bewunderung: diese domain, der name: digitalien, schön, rund.)

anyway, happy birthday, sofa!

06 Nov

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online lynch mob

November 6, 2005 | By |

Web logs are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective. Their potent allies in this pursuit include Google and Yahoo.

a weird, paranoid, unbelievably crappy blog-bashing article on forbes. (login required, but free.)

here are some sample quotes to get the flavor, but i don’t wanna give the best parts away, go read it:

[blogs] are the ultimate vehicle for brand-bashing, personal attacks, political extremism and smear campaigns.
…[says]… Waggener Edstrom. “There is bad information out there in the blog space, and you have only hours to get ahead of it and cut it off, especially if it’s juicy.”
Google and other services operate with government-sanctioned impunity, protected from any liability for anything posted on the blogs they host.
(oh no, how dare they!)

06 Nov

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from scratch

November 6, 2005 | By |

It was quietly announced, at the end of August, that Arup, the almost comically omnipresent British engineering firm, has won a multi-billion pound contract for the design, engineering, and construction of an entire city, to be built from scratch outside Shanghai in the Dongtan wetlands of eastern China.

from scratch. space in china, on BLDGBLOG.

06 Nov

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wood

November 6, 2005 | By |

wood, close-up

Newtown, Sydney