In fact, surveying current politics, I find myself missing Richard Nixon.

No, I haven’t lost my mind. Nixon was surely the worst person other than Dick Cheney ever to control the executive branch.

But the Nixon era was a time in which leading figures in both parties were capable of speaking rationally about policy, and in which policy decisions weren’t as warped by corporate cash as they are now. America is a better country in many ways than it was 35 years ago, but our political system’s ability to deal with real problems has been degraded to such an extent that I sometimes wonder whether the country is still governable.

I have only one major complaint with the App Store, and I can state it quite simply: the review process needs to be eliminated completely.

Hi, if you are coming to this site via Internet Explorer 6, you might not be getting the best experience possible. Honestly, I can’t even begin to think about what your entire experience on the internet must be like?

The thing is, it’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.

Jonathan Ive (via esquareda)

They’re like, ‘Yes, we’ve created a piece of software that sits on your phone and takes over all the controls for that phone. Yes, it gives us, not you, the relationship with the customer. Yes, it gives us, not you, all the ongoing value from the device that you spent billions creating and marketing. And your problem is?’

Fake Steve Jobs gets it; why doesn’t Mike Arrington?