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TNR, porno și Victor Viorel Gladwell

TNR, porno și Victor Viorel Gladwell

Diminețile alea de week-end, în care nu faci mare lucru. Sunt bune pentru orice. De pildă, pentru recuperarea textelor pe care n-ai apucat să le începi, sau să le termini în timpul săptămânii.

Câteva propuneri:

Ambiții și investiții

Despre cum s-a făcut praf The New Republic prăbușită sub ambiția inabil gestionată a unuia dintre investitorii Facebook. Dacă ținem cont și de semieșecul lui Pierre Omydiar (fondatorul eBay) cu First Look Media, descoperim un trend. Indivizi îmbogățiți de și pe internet își descoperă simțul civic, încearcă să reformeze jurnalismul fără să stăpânească însă detaliile și reușesc cel mult să mai provoace o criză.

The editors didn’t resent the idea that the magazine had to make money, or break even, and they knew that, in a digital age, things had to change. But they didn’t like the way it was being done, and they particularly didn’t like the new person who had come in to do it. “If you say you are committed to great journalism, then empowering someone like Guy to pick the next editor shows you’re not telling the truth,” another former staffer who agonized over the decision to leave said.

Tot articolul aici. 

Hackerii Ayatollahului

Foarte curios cum textul citat mai jos nu pomenește nimic despre Stuxnet.  Atunci, Iranul se afla pe partea cealaltă a atacului informatic. Rămâne totuși o lectură instructivă, și cumva revelatoare pentru vremurile ce vin. Vremuri în care vom ajunge, probabil, să vorbim de hacker states.

It’s not the cyberwar many predicted, yet it’s devastating in its own way. “Maybe we never get to a digital Pearl Harbor everyone is always talking about, where it all happens at once, and trillions of dollars in value is wiped out,” says Jason Syversen, founder of Siege Technologies, which provides cyberwarfare tools to the U.S. government. “Maybe it’s just going to go like this—death by a thousand cuts.”

Sex & drugs & murder & drugs

Și o poveste mai veche, pe care am găsit-o acum.  Merita 20 de minute. Personajul principal e un vedet porno, a cărui viață decurgea la moment dat cam așa:

When he became established as a porn star, Holmes said, he had a half dozen agents pulling in work for him. He made films nonstop, and he took eighty to ninety telephone calls a day. He had twenty-seven fan clubs; people wrote for locks of his pubic hair. Men asked him to autograph their wives’ breasts. Women asked him to deflower their daughters. One regular trick had him barge into her bedroom while she was watching TV, then tie her up and rape her. Her husband watched from the closet. Holmes said he’d had sex in airplanes, helicopters, trains, elevators, kitchens, bathrooms, on rooftops, in caves, storm cellars, bomb shelters in Europe, under a table in a restaurant filled with people, fifty feet underwater while wearing scuba gear. He’d been with three governors, two of their wives and one senator, who was “really a freak.”

Textul integral aici

Victor Viorel Gladwell

Că Malcom Gladwell e antipatic, nu e nicio știre. Că e un soi de Tehno-Dan-Puric la nivel global, nici asta nu e vreo știre. Știre ar putea fi asta:

…few have questioned the originality of Gladwell’s work in The New Yorker. After reviewing a very small sample of his articles from the last few years, we’ve found a few that lifted quotes and other material without attribution. One column in particular appears to have lifted all of its material on a historic civil rights protest from one book written 40 years earlier.

Integral aici

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