The night before I left for Beijing, I watched Outsourced , a silly comedy about a man whose call center job is outsourced to India. He reluctantly takes a journey to the small town where the new center is located, and he’s promptly and predictably overwhelmed with culture shock and the frustrations of a different [...]
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One of the quirks of rapidly-evolving new media is that (1) we can remember a time when we didn’t need them and (2) we probably have a good number of friends who don’t need them (yet). I grew up without cell phones, Twitter, email and the like, but now I use them constantly. It’s easy [...]
Worth a visit.
I haven’t lived in Los Angeles for nearly ten years, so it’s been a bit of a rediscovery. It’s both familiar, yet very very different, both because the city has changed and I have. Artist Michael Day sent along this great 1972 BBC documentary featuring London architectural critic Reyner Banham. It’s called, appropriately, Reyner Banham [...]