Busta Rhymes - Thank You ft. Q-Tip, Kanye West, Lil Wayne - YouTube

Busta Rhymes - Thank You ft. Q-Tip, Kanye West, Lil Wayne

analyticisms:

This interesting fact (and chart) kicked off a few thoughts and questions for us:

  1. Cable companies are failing as content providers.
  2. Cable companies moan about their core business being killed by cord cutting options (e.g., Netflix, Hulu, P2P) but they are benefiting from these because of they control a vast majority of the broadband that these cord cutters are using.Granted, it’s probably not as much revenue vs. the cable subscribers they are losing but they raped them (sorry, we meant reaped these benefits) for so long with bundles that it’s kind of hypocritical (IOHO).
  3. In our experience, the quality of the broadband offering is pretty terrible.  But then they had lowered the bar so much with their cable customer service that we barely bothered to get aggravated about it.
analyticisms:

This interesting fact (and chart) kicked off a few thoughts and questions for us:
Cable companies are failing as content providers.
Cable companies moan about their core business being killed by cord cutting options (e.g., Netflix, Hulu, P2P) but they are benefiting from these because of they control a vast majority of the broadband that these cord cutters are using.Granted, it’s probably not as much revenue vs. the cable subscribers they are losing but they raped them (sorry, we meant reaped these benefits) for so long with bundles that it’s kind of hypocritical (IOHO).
In our experience, the quality of the broadband offering is pretty terrible.  But then they had lowered the bar so much with their cable customer service that we barely bothered to get aggravated about it.

analyticisms:

This interesting fact (and chart) kicked off a few thoughts and questions for us:

  1. Cable companies are failing as content providers.
  2. Cable companies moan about their core business being killed by cord cutting options (e.g., Netflix, Hulu, P2P) but they are benefiting from these because of they control a vast majority of the broadband that these cord cutters are using.Granted, it’s probably not as much revenue vs. the cable subscribers they are losing but they raped them (sorry, we meant reaped these benefits) for so long with bundles that it’s kind of hypocritical (IOHO).
  3. In our experience, the quality of the broadband offering is pretty terrible.  But then they had lowered the bar so much with their cable customer service that we barely bothered to get aggravated about it.

ourpresidents:

LBJ Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fifty years ago, the work of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act.  Passage was not easy and depended on the painstaking efforts of civil rights leaders, cooperation in a resistant Senate, and growth in public support.

When the bill was finally signed on July 2, 1964, it was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.  

This week, The Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas honors this historic legislation.  Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, and Carter are part of the Summit, joining a full schedule of programs that address the civil rights issues we face today.

Watch the live stream of the Civil Rights Summit here.

Follow the journey of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Google Cultural Institute.

Explore Civil Rights Presidential History here.

ourpresidents:

LBJ Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Fifty years ago, the work of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act.  Passage was not easy and depended on the painstaking efforts of civil rights leaders, cooperation in a resistant Senate, and growth in public support.
When the bill was finally signed on July 2, 1964, it was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.  
This week, The Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas honors this historic legislation.  Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, and Carter are part of the Summit, joining a full schedule of programs that address the civil rights issues we face today.
Watch the live stream of the Civil Rights Summit here.
Follow the journey of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Google Cultural Institute.
Explore Civil Rights Presidential History here.

ourpresidents:

LBJ Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fifty years ago, the work of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act.  Passage was not easy and depended on the painstaking efforts of civil rights leaders, cooperation in a resistant Senate, and growth in public support.

When the bill was finally signed on July 2, 1964, it was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.  

This week, The Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas honors this historic legislation.  Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, and Carter are part of the Summit, joining a full schedule of programs that address the civil rights issues we face today.

Watch the live stream of the Civil Rights Summit here.

Follow the journey of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Google Cultural Institute.

Explore Civil Rights Presidential History here.

If Q-tip hasn’t reached music legend status yet, I don’t know who has? As an MC and a producer for the seminal hip hop group ‘A Tribe Called Quest,’ as a solo artist and as a producer/collaborator on such classic records as ‘One Love’ by Nas, ‘Honey’ by Mariah Carey and ‘Got till it’s Gone’ by Janet Jackson, amongst countless others. 

Phenomenal RBMA interview recorded last summer I watched a few months back. Reppin’ the ‘Heineken’ snap-back and dope shades, slightly reminiscent of the ones Johnny Depp wears in ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.’ Not only that, but his candor and entire demeanor throughout this interview is the very definition of ‘cool’ in my book.

Charles Eames (via design-is-fine)

So true!

Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make.

Where’s @xzibit when you need him!? Homeboy’s whip is in  desperate need of a ‘Pimp My Ride’ makeover.  Let’s holler at the dudes at @westcoastcustoms and see if we can make some magic happen! #jankass #pickup #truck #cardoorsareoverratedanyways

Where’s @xzibit when you need him!? Homeboy’s whip is in desperate need of a ‘Pimp My Ride’ makeover. Let’s holler at the dudes at @westcoastcustoms and see if we can make some magic happen! #jankass #pickup #truck #cardoorsareoverratedanyways

analyticisms:

Interesting table of purchases by device (PC vs. tablet vs. mobile).

analyticisms:

Interesting table of purchases by device (PC vs. tablet vs. mobile).

analyticisms:

Interesting table of purchases by device (PC vs. tablet vs. mobile).

musiquemuseum:

Avatism - Different Spaces feat. Forrest (Lake People Remix) - digital exclusive! by vakant

musiquemuseum:

Avatism - Different Spaces feat. Forrest (Lake People Remix) - digital exclusive! by vakant

michaelzuhorski:

Mies van der Rohe structures in Chicago and Detroit

michaelzuhorski:

Mies van der Rohe structures in Chicago and Detroit

michaelzuhorski:

Lafayette Park, Detroit 

Lafayette Park, Detroit, MI

michaelzuhorski:

Lafayette Park, Detroit 

Lafayette Park, Detroit, MI

michaelzuhorski:

Lafayette Park, Detroit 

Lafayette Park, Detroit, MI

PBS American Masters: Charles & Ray Eames

Great documentary!

Elevator Lobby, One Woodward Building. January 2014. Detroit, MI.

Elevator Lobby, One Woodward Building. January 2014. Detroit, MI.

This is kind of a shitty looking (I know) but really interesting infographic depicting paradigm shifts in the High Jump, leading to great innovations in the sport. Each iteration of the perceived best motion for jumping over the bar at the time, lead to greater heights and broken records. This was taken from Richard Pascale, author and former professor at Stanford’s graduate school of business for 20 years and currently an associate fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. 

This is kind of a shitty looking (I know) but really interesting infographic depicting paradigm shifts in the High Jump, leading to great innovations in the sport. Each iteration of the perceived best motion for jumping over the bar at the time, lead to greater heights and broken records. This was taken from Richard Pascale, author and former professor at Stanford’s graduate school of business for 20 years and currently an associate fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. 

'Zero Gravity' by Camilo Pardo

Lipstick.

Lipstick.