For the past several months my friend Jill Duffy and I have been developing a podcast. On Sunday we recorded and released the pilot episode of The Signal, a discussion show about news, technology, and culture. We put a lot of thought and consideration in to what The Signal podcast could be, and we cycled through … Continue reading The Signal Podcast
Download Audio Jack and Dan discuss a brief history of hacking, explain how the NSA captured personal user data from major internet providers, and provide a few essential security tips for the web and mobile on Minnesota’s progressive talk station, AM 950. Learn more about about the NSA from expert James Bamford, and security from … Continue reading Hacking Explained: Jack Rice and Dan Patterson on Progressive AM 950
Fall is here and along with pretty trees, sweater weather, and early-season blizzards comes a bevy of new and exciting projects! Here’s what I’ll be working on this fall: * I’m really excited to continue explorations in to future of non-traditional and anachronistic journalism by writing for Neiman-funded NYC start-up Keepr. Starting with the recent Black … Continue reading Upcoming Projects: NYC Comic Con, Keepr Stories, and the Black Hills Blizzard
I have a new tech startup. It’s called Breadlines. It’s a ‘fitness app’ for your mobile home ‘platform.’ Comrades: the United States economy gained a paltry 80 thousand jobs last month. This is down from a sad 125 thousand jobs (give or take) the month prior. To put this in context, in 2008 and 2009 … Continue reading Politics, The Economy, and Tech Journalism
A few thoughts on the first few weeks of producing KoPoint programs, via KoPoint Shows, Season One. KoPoint just accomplished one of our first major content-focused goals. We produce shows in ‘seasons’ of six episodes. Yesterday The KoPoint Comic Book Show reached episode 006, concluding our first successful season. Co-hosted by Jeff Newelt, Jon Lazar, and myself KoPoint Comics was our first produced … Continue reading KoPoint Shows, Season One
Link: Apple, Foxconn Report Retracted by ‘This American Life’ kopoint: A report on conditions of Chinese workers who construct Apple Inc. (AAPL) products has been retracted by the radio program “This American Life,” which said the broadcast contained “errors.” “We’re retracting that story because we can’t vouch for its truth, and this weekend’s episode of our show … Continue reading Apple, Foxconn Report Retracted by ‘This American Life’
kopoint: A report on conditions of Chinese workers who construct Apple Inc. (AAPL) products has been retracted by the radio program “This American Life,” which said the broadcast contained “errors.” “We’re retracting that story because we can’t vouch for its truth, and this weekend’s episode of our show will detail the errors in the story,” Ira Glass, … Continue reading Link: Apple, Foxconn Report Retracted by ‘This American Life’
Over the past decade, tech culture has gone mainstream into pop culture. The size and influence of the SXSW Interactive conference has grown in concert with the popularity of tech culture. This year that change was painfully evident in Austin…
Today I’m excited to join the editorial staff of aNewDomain [dot] net. aNewDomain is an exploration of technology culture founded by great tech luminaries (and TWiT cohorts) Gina Smith, John C. Dvorak, Eric Mack, and BYTE senior technologist Dr. Jerry Pournelle. My emphasis at aNewDomain will be editing and writing about technology in politics, culture, … Continue reading Writer, Editor – aNewDomain [dot] net
Over the past few years the scale of SXSW has changed the event. The experience of reconnecting with friends and colleagues seems to have melted like whiskey-glass ice and resulted in a diluted experience.
Lines at SXSWi 2012. That said, SXSW Interactive is still a lot of fun, particularly for marketers seeking spring break while on the clock. I met a ton of super people, reconnected with old friends, networked like a truly terrible bastard, uttered many vulgarities at top volume (with and without whiskey), and moderated a panel on the future of work.