“When I was a kid, especially when I was in high school and college, a snapback was something you bought when you couldn’t afford a fitted. The New Era 5950 was the pinnacle in baseball cap achievement, and now I was supposed to intentionally purchase a lesser item, more often than not for more money? Fuck no. That was a deal breaker.”
“Any tradition, no matter how noble in its inception, eventually becomes the primary force of resistance against new ideas.”
“Then there’s the #menswear movement. A kind of boy’s club decked out in Comme des Garcons tees, double breasted blazers and vintage Nike kicks, these bastions of taste are a diverse lot including editors at major publications, bloggers, art directors and graphic designers. They have their own vernacular (“rare hemline bro”) and, despite a solid amount of groupthink holding back their progression as an entity, generally have their finger on the pulse of what’s trending. These men’s icons are sourced not from the gilded realm of celebrity but rather the Tumblr-verse.”
“Pandora has pointed out that it pays out a lot more out in royalties to record companies and publishers than artists and songwriters actually receive. But artist anger remains focused on Pandora rather than the labels and publishing companies, for now at least.”
“$1 of every $2 Americans spend is on real estate and transportation. It doesn’t have to be that way.”
“Data can persuade people, but it doesn’t inspire them to act; to do that, you need to wrap your vision in a story that fires the imagination and stirs the soul.”

A Socioeconomic Split Along Class Lines, in Favor of iPhone Over Android.

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“The market for screen sizes is trending towards the small. According to data released by IDC, the market for tablets with smaller screens (7-8 inches) is expected to dwarf the market for larger screen sizes (8-11 inches). According to the report, by 2017 small tablets will account for 230 million shipments, compared to larger tablets, which will account for only 135 million shipments. On top of this, the combined mobile phone and tablet markets will continue to dwarf the larger-screened desktop market, according to a Gartner research report.”
“So far, there aren’t clear signs of quite what it is that smartwatches and fitness trackers are replacing, in the way that those music players did. Useful new technology has to replace or simplify some function, ideally; otherwise it has the challenge of persuading us that we need this entirely new thing. Smartphones are simpler ways to collect your email – and also make phone calls and surf the web (and so on).”
“Kids like us — as long as we have the cameras and creativity — can make anything we want”
“This class action is necessary to end the NCAA’s unlawful cartel, which is inconsistent with the most fundamental principles of antitrust law.”
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