Up There

Lovely short film about artistic advertising. Some beautiful New York buildings (and accents).

/aside: Gee Vimeo manages to host a lot of fantastic video. Nice one.

(via FormFiftyFive)

Inexcusably bad

Tim Bray nails the appalling media focus on nuclear paranoia in tsunami hit Japan:

The real story in Japan, by any objective measure, is the sustained post-tsunami desperation among those whose lives were swept away, and the narrative about the rescue and cleanup workers all over the Northeast. Read much of that? Me neither.

NFL Greed

Bill Simmons tackles the owner’s perspective in the NFL labor negotiations. The ever escalating money machine seems similar to what is argued here by Felt Tip’s Lucius Kwok:

The idea behind the Slow Company movement is that instead of trying to be the first or to get the most mindshare or market share of any company in your vertical, you try to make something that people genuinely find useful and are willing to pay for it. And instead of trying to woo celebrities and plastering your name all over SXSW, you make something that people like so much that they tell their friends, and it spreads by word of mouth based on how well made it is and how awesomely it solves problems that people have - real problems, not ones that marketers make up.

(via Neven Mrgan)