It’s a worthwhile read, despite the author barely skimming the surface of the technology and implementation involved. There’s also a faint whiff of Grandpa Simpson-style bah-humbuggery, which I guess you’d expect from AO.
My Instapaper queue is bursting at the seams with Longform.org stories, vintage auto reviews and a random assortment of general interest content that I may never get to. I need a really long flight. Until that happens, here’s an assortment of what’s passed through my eyeholes in the last few hours.
“I am convinced that there is a larger vision for news coming out of Google; that it is not simply a charity effort to buy off critics; and that it has been pushed hard enough by people at the top of the company, especially Schmidt, to become an internalized part of the culture in what is arguably the world’s most important media organization.”—How to Save the News - James Fallows, The Atlantic
“Forget teardrops and chrome bows. From a low side angle this thing is a torpedo, a hollow-point bullet scattering shards of moon beams, a blunt hypodermic of adrenaline. It’s completely bad-ass.”—Dan Neil on the 2011 Jaguar XJ