Il New Yorker su Silicon Valley, la serie TV di HBO:

“Silicon Valley,” now in its third season, is one of the funniest shows on television; it is also the first ambitious satire of any form to shed much light on the current socio-cultural moment in Northern California. The show derives its energy from two semi-contradictory attitudes: contempt for grandiose tech oligarchs and sympathy for the entrepreneurs struggling to unseat them. […]

“I’ve been told that, at some of the big companies, the P.R. departments have ordered their employees to stop saying ‘We’re making the world a better place,’ specifically because we have made fun of that phrase so mercilessly. So I guess, at the very least, we’re making the world a better place by making these people stop saying they’re making the world a better place.”

Per la prima volta, per colpa della Serif TV di Samsung, non mi dispiacerebbe acquistare una TV. La Serif TV è un nuovo televisore di Samsung, nato dall’idea di ridare materialità all’oggetto, al televisore— negli ultimi anni diventato più che altro uno schermo sottile che si incolla alla parete, scomparendo.

La Serif TV si nota, è spessa, e magnifica. Da FastCode Design:

Coming in three colors—white, dark blue, and red—and ranging in size from 21- to 40-inches, the Serif looks as good off as it does on, embracing an almost sculptural quality. Thanks to a woven fabric back cover, the usual rat king of cables that tether most televisions to our media systems is deftly hidden away, which helps preserve its presence as a standalone object of design lust. But it’s also flexible: it’s just at home on a wall or a shelf as it is on the floor (thanks to the four screw-on legs that are included).

La TV perfetta a cui collegare la propria Apple TV l’ha fatta Samsung.