Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘media’

Dec

31

2013

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Omnisciencia

I have self-diagnosed myself with omnisciencia. It's the debilitating state that develops when you try to keep up with everything that's going on.

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Jan

25

2013

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Hatch Show Print in Nashville: iconic style, letter by letter [WATCH]

You may not know the name Hatch Show Print, but you know the style. Its block letters are visually synonymous with Nashville and country music history. I was lucky enough to be invited behind the scenes, and my video shows just how damn cool it is.

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Jan

23

2013

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How Ann B. Davis changed my life

The Ann B. Davis incident fertilized the soil of my skepticism. A new world had opened in me. I became a travel writer, a skeptic, and a storyteller. Thank you, Ann B. Davis.

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Jan

22

2013

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Why I prefer books

Books are benevolent furniture. They are organic, and like wood, they give a room a certain vibration. I'm satisfied to read a few titles in their luminous, disposable form, but overall, I still prefer books because they become more luminous when they are not disposed of.

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Feb

13

2012

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Who is this Paul McCartney guy?

I think there may be a cultural reason for the self-enforced stupidity we're seeing in American youth, and moreover, for a stubborn failure to perceive that mouth-breathing ignorance as a failing.

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Jan

10

2012

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Seven things Facebook and Google get wrong about you

Most of the major sites we use now purport to be able to "customize" what they show you based on what you've looked at before. But this worrying fascination is built on some logical lapses about who we are and what our behavior really exposes about ourselves.

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Mar

29

2011

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How the Web destroyed our economy

Tweet You’re going to think I’m nuts. But I’m growing convinced: The Web has trashed the American economy. Back in the ’20s, mass production transformed the way we made and bought things. Henry Ford and his magnate brethren learned how to make vast quantities of consumer items quickly, and to sell those consumer items, they […]

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Mar

28

2011

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Daniel Radcliffe’s rapture at meeting Liza Minnelli (makes me giddy, too)

Tweet I am beginning to think that Twitter appeals to the lazy guy in me. Instead of posting something here, I tweet it (@bastable) because that’s quicker and shorter. But so many of my activities are not being properly preserved except at the Library of Congress. Last night, for example. I went to the opening […]

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Feb

24

2011

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The Tyranny of the Click

Tweet Do you even know what’s happening to your news? Media companies are tracking the hot terms that people are searching for from minute to minute, and when those terms come up on their computers, there’s a little button. Hit that button and a new rough draft is created with those search terms as the […]

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Jun

28

2010

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“Curators of Talent”

Tweet Two weeks ago, a knucklehead muckety-muck at Forbes announced to TechCrunch that it was going to cut back paying journalists. It no longer wants to engage seasoned professionals to research and craft expensive articles. Instead, it planned to get its stories from a thousand unpaid bloggers. It’s going crowdsourced, the empty suit said, and […]

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