Arts and Media

The Wall Street Journal – November 25, 2017

For all the  problems technology solves it seems to complicate our lives, so much so that a growing category of the industry is dedicated to simplify it.  The biggest offender is smartphones.

 

“Useful but simple” should be the goal.

(Plus a modicum of SELF-control.)

 

 

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Business Insider – Novembe 7, 2017

Snap Inc’s stock plunged in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company reported a disastrous third-quarter report that revealed widespread weakness throughout the business just nine months after its splashy debut on the public markets.

Disappearing IMAGES is the appeal of SNAP,

NOT disappearing MARKET CAP.

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The Wall Street Journal – November 8, 2017

Tired of 30-minute slogs, some companies are devising strict guidelines to speed up office discussions.

 “Get to the point”. Ban the “bleating.”

What you get: the “Twitterization” of meetings.

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The Wall Street Journal – November 7, 2017

After  55 years, 60,000 words and at least $25 million in research grants, the Dictionary of American Regional English has rung the knell, sugared off, finished out the row. (Grants and gifts have dried up)

Linguistically: a smash.

Financially: a crash.

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The Wall Steet Journal August 15, 2017

Of course, it’s nice to keep up with my friends and family members are doing. But, a body of research shows that all these photos – and the implicit pressure to look at them – can harm relationships, causing envy, ” resentment and even depression.

Think before you share.

DO THEY REALLY CARE?

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