At the same time that some apartment buildings are emphasizing those weird pre-technological places called libraries, others are boosting up their tech teams to plug you in when you move in.
Related, the real estate developers behind MiMA and One MiMA Tower, has implemented a technology concierge service that will handle tasks from hanging televisions to troubleshooting a home office network, The New York Times reports.
We’re sorry…we know this is super embarrassing, but someone on Reddit found the crazy letter from that investment banker you were dating. You know which one…the guy you met at the Philharmonic who started stalking you after Date One because you wouldn’t call him back, so he was forced to Google your name till he found your email? Remember?
The guy who essentially created a spreadsheet detailing how you led him on because you played with your hair during dinner and said “It was nice to meet you” after your first date?
Anyway, we hate to be the ones to tell you, but that letter is all over the Internet now, and we thought you would like to know since you two are keeping the engagement kind of a secret right now.
Looking forward to the wedding,
Update: By the way, you might want to go check on your ex. He’s not doing too well either.
The moral of This Beautiful Life (Harper Collins, 240 pages, $24.99) is the same as that of The Odyssey: If you have a good life in Ithaca, think twice before leaving it behind. Also, watch out for the sirens. Plug your ears with wax, cover your eyes, break your laptop, do whatever it takes Read More
The Times reports that Internet users are less likely to remember information that they believe exists in easily accessible form online. In one instance, subjects in a study were better able to remember into what computer folder they had placed information than the information itself. “That kind of blew my mind,” said a Read More
Tech and the City
Dumbo, the impossibly hip haven conjured by David Walentas two decades ago, has become the first area of New York City where the parks and the plazas are covered by free wireless Internet access. Don’t expect it to spark a trend, though, as Adrianne Jeffries at our sister site BetaBeat reports:
We can’t imagine Read More
It turns out launching a blog without publicly acknowledging its existence may not be the best way to attract an audience, after all.
On Wednesday, Village Voice Media gave its sex blogger Jamie Peck notice that the racy sex-news site she’d edited for eight months, Naked City New York—the curiously unheraled existence Read More
Journalist and NYU Prof Katie Roiphe wanted to quit the Internet to help herself focus on writing her next book. But less than two days into the experiment Roiphe has to admit, “I am actually like an addict sneaking off to the roof for a cigarette, cheating.”
Part of the problem, it seems, Read More
Time magazine has already named “using the Internet” as person of the year. Now this amazing series of tubes has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Riccardo Luna, the director of Wired Italia.
“Its not just a network of computers, it’s a network of lives,” Luna said to a crowd of Read More
Facebook has thrown its promotional muscle behind a film that debuts one week before The Social Network—the fictionalized, Harvard underpants-happy account of the online giant’s founding that the company has refused to advertise.
Tapestries of Hope is a documentary about filmmaker Michealene Cristini Risley’s 2007 trip to Zimbabwe, where she was Read More
This summer Scholastic announced that it had recouped its losses from the last fiscal year and is taking its 60-year-old Book Clubs program, whereby children order books from flimsy paper catalogues, to Web 5.0., The Times reports.
Scholastic has heavily renovated its online ordering option, called COOL (Clubs Ordering Read More