Tag Archives: google


6 May


Ariadne auf Naxos. In German, unfortunately.

It’s kind of hard for me to analyze a German libretto. Zu schlecht?


Another awkward internet juxtaposition

27 Nov

In Nicholson Baker’s review of Ken Auletta’s new book on Google, technology imitates text.

Well, sort of. Better yet, elucidates text. Arbitrarily.

Award juxtaposition

Read text on left, see right

In the Times article, Baker notes why, according to Auletta, media execs resent Google: their advertising programs, AdWords and AdSense, rake in an unwieldy proportion of consumer revenue. “Last year almost all of Google’s revenue came from the one truly annoying thing that the company is responsible for: tiny, cheesy, three-line text advertisements,” Baker writes. Meanwhile, to the right of his text, is a little bulletin titled, “Ads by Google.”
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So Gmail tells me it’s raining…

3 May

That can’t be so good. Because my umbrella is gone, in a place where I probably shouldn’t retrieve it from so i will be very, very wet. Drenched for this Spec web meeting, in fact.

And as you can tell by the header, I did my fair share of procrastinating in the office last night, so that does not bode well for the academic future of the week. Uh oh. Well, at least I haven’t whipped out the coloring books yet!