Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-02-12

  • A Surreal Trip to a Domain-Names Conference – The Atlantic

    As a person who grew up online during the heyday of weird domain hacks, I mostly thought of domain names as a very niche genre of experimental poetry, one in which radical constraints (availability, brevity, the cadence of an interrupting “dot”) produce small, densely packed pockets of internet magic.

  • Trump ran a campaign based on intelligence security. That’s not how he’s governing. – The Washington Post

    Phones — especially phones with their flashes turned on for improved visibility — are portable television satellite trucks and, if compromised, can be used to get a great deal of information about what’s happening nearby, unless precautions are taken.

  • January 17, 2017 : The Daily Papert

    School treats them like children in an impoverishing sense where children are assumed to be people who don’t have good ideas, whose knowledge is limited, who have to be told rather than exploring, discovering, creating, possessing knowledge. I think that’s the shift that we can bring around, about, and we have to … I see setting up that vision as the most important, maybe the most important act in the world because all the other things like saving the environment and the planet will flow from new ways of thinking that depend in turn on children growing up with a different relationship to knowledge and with the world, and a different vision of themselves.”

  • you-draw-it – bl.ocks.org

    How to do that awesome draw/predict the chart interactive piece from NYT