36: Poodle

Hi! Hello! Hello, you!

You, yes, you. Dear, lovely newsletter reader.

I forgot to take my meds this morning, so this is going to be fun.

Maciej Cegłowski gave a talk at a conference in Düsseldorf last week, which works great as an essay, too: The Internet With A Human Face.

Talking about faces that are not quite human: Google has their own self-driving car now. It looks like the cartoon version of a Smart and will probably hunt down and destroy all of us some day. But hey:

To head off any concerns of malfunctioning robots hurtling you toward imminent doom, Google has made the car look cute and cuddly from the outset.

Yepp, that’s going to help.

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Ugh, writing on Medium. What a sell-out.

‘Selling Out’ Is Meaningless


I’ll be in a weird foreign country the next couple of days, one that I never stepped foot in before, with a strange, incomprehensible language and probably no internet.1

Peace out2

Dominik


  1. Nah, just kidding. There’s always roaming. And yes, I know — a prepaid SIM card might be cheaper, but not necessarily so. It’s only four days and as far as I can figure, they have the same public holiday as we have tomorrow, so acquiring one of those might be a bit of a hassle. I also don’t really plan to return to that country all that soon again.
  2. Where’s “Toodles” on this list?