Peter Kafka

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iBackpack!

Yes, as Zach Seward and others have noted, there is a bit of actual Apple insight in this clip, where design guru Jony Ive explains how names can inspire or constrain inventiveness.

But mostly it’s a ton of fun to watch him assess children’s backpack designs, on the BBC kids’ show “Blue Peter”:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald