Is this really about the TV?


When you walk everywhere, you are going slow enough to see things faster.

I found this while walking to work at Vancouver and Burdett. At the side of the road in this area, one can frequently find televisions of the cathode-ray tube variety – you know, the big old TVs that are extremely heavy and emit radiation. Thanks to LCD/plasma screens, these are a good example of obsolete and low quality – and sometimes plain incompatibility. Someone had painted these letters on the screen. I’m not sure if it is public art, or a warning, or a statement of philosophy which extends to anything in the interpreters mind – but it could be all three. Certainly there can be a cost to picking up something that has systemic failings or something that has become antiquated.. But I wonder what this could mean to you – the person looking at this right now. Comments? Thoughts?

LinkedIn is replacing my status updates with different content

In what I can only assume is some bizarre mistake by LinkedIn, some of my status updates on LinkedIn that contain links to this blog are being replaced by what appear to be advertisements in the main news feed – yet appear normal to me on my own profile. Below are screen shots.

How one update appears in the general news feed:

Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 8.47.22 AM

What the update actually was:Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 8.46.37 AM

Of course this is troubling to me, as I am careful about what kind of content I share with my network, and want to protect them from messages that contain no value. I really don’t like that this is going on and have sent LinkedIn a notification that is the current scenario.