Late addition: Taxi art
. Really very clever indeed.
Old bookmark lists are like old notebooks, nostalgia feasts rich with incomprehensible scribbles, dead-ends and confusion. Sifting through some links that had incredibly survived being transferred from an old computer, this acronymn finder
is just about the only thing of any worth.
That got us thinking about usefulness, and usefulness of websites in particular. What use does newthings
serve? What purpose? Not a lot, really, especially when compared to those websites that have such an elegant presentation of 'found' visual and audio material (e.g. Coudal
, Travelers Diagram
- the 'a-list' of design weblogs). This site was initially started to provide a handy archive
of back issues, along with articles (and the occasional web-only
special). Is that useful?
Today's links. This quote from a late silly season story
“A spokeswoman for Southampton City Council said: "It is nationally accepted that flats higher up tower blocks are further away than those at the bottom - it may seem harsh but that is standard practice according to guidelines.”
Elsewhere, we're feeling rather pleased about this synchronicity: a New Scientist competition
that offers cryonic
suspension as the first prize - we have related galleries
, coming soon... (limited, unenthusiastic discussion here