"And is individuality with us also going to count for nothing unless stamped and licensed and authenticated by some title-giving machine?" Yes!
"Let us pray that our ancient national genius may long preserve vitality enough to guard us from a future so unmanly and so unbeautiful!" Perhaps it was childlike, not ancient, genius that was destined to fade as we matured.
It’s such a joy to have to scroll down n times to try to go where you were. It’s even better when on some websites, the “infinite scrolling” is not sequential but somewhat randomized.
I understand it’s way easier to scale pagination that way, but please, just stop.
Facebook has the most Fun with tabs: you go to the new tab and wait for it to load everything. And then it loads everything again in a slightly different overlay! You have to open it in a new tab, of course, or the video you're trying to watch will vibrate around your screen from comment sections growing above it, and pop out into a different view.
They are. But every improvement is matched by websites getting even larger.
Many of these ideas (alexander, feynman, NASA typography) are the kinds of insights that were only available to a rarefied audience at the time of their publication, but would go on to be the foundation ideas for really significant cultural changes. I'd say this has relevance well beyond this forum.
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Edit - https://hn.algolia.com/?query=&sort=byPopularity&prefix&page...
Turns out that it's just a coincidence. Yikes.
Stalin (to HG Wells): Planned economy tries to abolish unemployment. Let us suppose it is possible, while preserving the capitalist system, to reduce unemployment to a certain minimum. But surely, no capitalist would ever agree to the complete abolition of unemployment, to the abolition of the reserve army of unemployed, the purpose of which is to bring pressure on the labour market, to ensure a supply of cheap labour.