Liked Pennies to Dollars: The Problems With Amazon’s Plans for Detroit by Tim Carmody (Amazon Chronicles)

Pennies to dollars. Some people get pennies; other people get dollars. Amazon makes dollars every time it saves pennies. In this situation, the company’s neither good, nor bad — okay, the working conditions in the warehouses are pretty bad — but neither are they neutral. Just like technology itself, they warp the gravitational field of everything they touch. And we are, all of us — cities, states, companies, and nations — caught in its well.

Liked The Official Archive of Prince GIFs by Tim Carmody (kottke.org)

GIPHY, in collaboration with Paisley Park and Prince’s estate, has done a truly remarkable thing. It’s created an official archive of high-quality Prince GIFs, from virtually all of his music videos. You can browse it by album and by song.
GIPHY, in collaboration with Paisley Park and Prince’s estate, has done a truly remarkable thing. It’s created an official archi

Liked The Bridge Is Over by Tim Carmody (Amazon Chronicles)

The open question, I think, is whether Amazon ever really wanted to build a headquarters anywhere else, or whether this was all a shell game designed to extract the largest possible subsidies from its targets of choice (New York City and Arlington, Virginia) while also gaining insight into the development plans of (and smaller growth opportunities in) dozens of other cities across North America.