The servers for Jibo the social robot are apparently shutting down. Multiple owners report that Jibo himself has been delivering the news: "Maybe someday when robots are way more advanced than today, and everyone has them in their homes, you can tell yours that I said hello." pic.twitter.com/Sns3xAV33h— Dylan Martin (@DylanLJMartin) March 2, 2019
🎶 "do you like worms?" by the beach boys
“To join WeWork is to feel gently buoyed along in a strange kind of substrate, neither fully adrift nor fully anchored, loosely bound to others by novel waveforms. These ties alternately resemble deals between independent contractors, collaborations between colleagues, flirtations between strangers and intimacy between friends — and insofar as they muddy the boundaries between these things, they ultimately feel like none of them. There is a near-imaginable WeWorld in which all human endeavor outsources itself to associations of WeNodes that in an eternal churn arise as spontaneously as they disperse.” (source)
my brother’s friend Mika used to have a dog just like Amelia. i could cry!
hi, it's me!
this is a nice observation by amanda cormier: I just remembered that until fairly recently we’d call our loved ones and say “hi, it’s me” which is a lovely phrase now made totally obsolete!
related, i love those fast synchronous subsets of texting threads where ppl feel like saying "hi" and "bye"
have a good night!
All Petalers are invited to my Super Bowl party today (Feb 3 2019) !
It’s hell themed and Maroon 5 is playing the Pepsi Halftime Show. :)
If you want to come, I’d love to have you. Comment with a way for me to privately send you my address and event info !!
Machine Politics: The rise of the internet and a new age of authoritarianism by Fred Turner >>> :)