According to the New York Times, sales of e-books have cooled off. The dazzling arrival of e-books has cooled into the practical, mundane reality of reading. It's not that people have turned against e-books, but they're concentrating on the book, and not differentiating on the platform.
Something similar is happening with phones; while adults and teens are addicted to tiny screens, younger kids are less interested. In part, this is the natural urge to be different from the oldsters; but it's also a lack of tech adoration. These devices are a normal, mundane part of their lives, not magic.
"Jean Shepherd's America" ran on PBS back in the 70s. It was on Wednesdays -- or was it Saturday? This was when you had to actually watch things when they were on. Wish I could hear what Jean Shepherd would have to say about that.
Thirty minutes on the philosophy, and culture, of American beer. Not good beer; American beer.
In the inaugural New York Times Mens Style section, Nick Bilton addresses an issue I have suspected for a long time: None of those thousands of YouTube videos explaining how to tie a bow tie actually explain the proper way to tie a bow tie. I knew how to do it, looked it up on YouTube, watched about ten of them, kept thinking "No, that's not right" and finally gave up and remembered while tying my shoes. (Hint: It's like tying your shoelaces, except around your neck.)