Mike Masnick highlights how the weird retail history of cars has led to state laws which leave electric luxury car manufacturer Tesla out in the cold.
Disney continues to milk the Avengers franchise, now with a Joss Whedon directed prime time series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Network television is already so bad this can only be good for it.
Kevin Drum explores the coming evolution in robotics and AI and what that would mean for the traditional labor economy.
This week the New Yorker will be publishing letters from Italo Calvino translated by Martin McLaughlin. An excerpt,
“In any case, I’m fed up writing stories. I’m beginning to develop a style, which is maybe a good sign: after having imitated others so much, I can now afford to imitate myself a bit. At any rate these that I am enclosing are the last ones. (One of them I haven’t time to type and maybe it’s not worth it anyway.) Do what you want with them, maybe even rip them up. Be careful with the one about the game of tip-cat. I’ve sent it to you anyway but I didn’t think it could be published. Watch out because only Garroni could find it in conformity with the legally constituted authorities. If it turns out not to be publishable, don’t give the other one either to N. O., it’s not worth it just for one story, maybe give it to Gigliozzi, never mind about payment. And what do you mean that its form is slack? Do you know how much I polished it, word by word, to get that unsophisticated, rough and ready style?”