Fourth and Long →
“What the NFL can teach us about the War on Terror.”
Debunking our 'fetish of the fresh' →
An outrageously illiterate article from The Globe and Mail that misinterprets the very research article it purports to explain. The research article doesn’t actually mention “fresh” or “local” fish — rather, it’s a comparison of how the environmental impact of fish farming differs in different countries. The Globe writer also totally conflates...
Identity in the Browser →
Some interesting thoughts on how to improve a sore point of the web: signing into the umpteen different sites that one uses on a daily basis.
A Kindle book, on the other hand, comes on like a lap dancer 10 minutes before...– Ian Brown savages the Kindle in the Globe and Mail
Who knew scrollbars could be art? →
Don't forget the cannoli! →
Readability - An Arc90 Lab Experiment →
Nifty bookmarklet that changes a webpage on the fly to look like a book with nice, large type, proper margins, and no distractions. Very cool. (via David Pogue)
City slickers and the legend of Canada as an urban... →
Roy MacGregor reveals the lie behind a myth: Canadian media often cite that Canada is the most urbanized country on earth, with 80% of the population living in a city. Statistics Canada, however, considers any settlement of more than 1,000 people “urban”, so this is entirely false given any, more reasonable definition of the word. With a cut-off of 100,000, McGregor claims that only...
Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland offers his... →
Toronto joins the open data movement →
Not a lot of data yet, but it’s a good start. I’d love to see the TTC open their data so someone can improve on their lousy online presence. Update: Well that was fast. TTC data is now online.