October 15, 2009

of note today

Andrew Anker on the death of investment banker Bruce Wasserstein. Frank Stella returns to the Philip Johnson Glass House. The NYTPicker tears into the Times for expanding into local coverage of San Francisco (“Someday, we fear, it will be the New York Times in name only.”). Bill Gates’ open letter to hobbyists (“Most directly, the thing you do is theft.”) Merlin Mann on the making of ‘Born to Run’ (“This song’s a fucking swiss clock, and it still gives me shivers every time I hear it. Which is a lot.”). A vi clone written in JavaScript (my head just exploded.) Ben Fogarty’s stacked area chart of his life (via). And, finally, Ben Trott on why he loves PSGI/Plack (I love it when Ben blogs about the stuff he builds).