Monthly Archives: August 2010

links for 2010-08-25

Inside the secret world of Trader Joe's – Aug. 23, 2010 A (reportedly) rare look at Trader Joe's, grocery darling. It's owned by Aldi Nord, which is a story in itself. "Trader" Joe Coulombe "doesn't remember" how much he sold the chain for in 1979. (tags: traderjoes food fortune business aldi article grocery shopping) Michael […]

links for 2010-08-24

Amid ongoing budget woes, LA unveils nation's most expensive school with $578M price tag – latimes.com There are so many goofball facts in this piece about the country's most expensive school (named after RFK) being built on the site of the Ambassador Hotel. The talking benches line killed me, and the fact that Trump wanted […]

links for 2010-08-23

Germany to roll out ID cards with embedded RFID – International Business Times Germany's ID cards will have mandatory RFID chips beginning November 1. This is a bad idea. (tags: rfid surveillance germany goverment privacy article id) The Imbroglio Over the Ground-Zero Mosque — New York Magazine A really thoughtful article addressing the proposed Muslim […]

CC users interview series on the SoundCloud blog

Over the last four days, the SoundCloud blog has posted a series of interviews with Creative Commons users on the site. I think they’re all interesting, and not just because I conducted three of the four of them. I was really floored, though, by the last one we ran, interviewing the musician and sample maker […]

Junto, Twitter, free platforms, and open protocols

Last week at Drumbeat Berlin, I had the pleasure of seeing Gabriel Shalom present on a project called Junto. We discussed the project that evening and the next day, and agreed that we should each post our ideas on the new perspectives the Drumbeat audience provided. He put together a video blog post about it, […]