links for 2009-07-05

  • If you're ever looking for a list of groups on Flickr that are devoted to sharing photos of a specific type of architecture or anything related to that topic — even remotely so — the person who maintains this group has done you a favor. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a long list by topics.
  • Gist: Aaron Pressman is disappointed that new lower prices at don't seem to be putting pressure on Amazon. However, maybe the words not out to enough folks. Here, I'll do my part: Go buy ebooks at By the way, this is a similar reason I buy MP3s at and not iTunes. But that doesn't seem to put downward pressure on iTunes, come to think of it. I guess the convenience of doing the direct to Kindle download is a value customers may think is worth the extra cost.
  • Gist: The internet eliminates the friction and the barriers that made it natural for there to be just a few media outlets per sector. This change led to an explosion in choices. But as things settle down, we're busy searching for the thing that 'everyone else' who matters reads.The moment 'everyone else' stops reading Conde Nast magazines or Publishers Weekly or other trade journals, they fold. It'll happen almost overnight, because reading them in isolation, without a connection to the community just isn't worth it.
    (tags: magazines)