“What’s a common misconception about digital project managers?

It really depends on where you are and how the role is defined, but one thing that I’ve encountered — mostly at larger agencies — is that project managers are the people who sit behind their desks and work in spreadsheets and don’t really have much to do with the actual delivery of the project.”

Meet the Philly guy behind the 1st nat’l conference for digital project managers - Technical.ly Philly

As someone who did lots of PM work at a large organization, I can definitely relate to this notion. I constantly fought against being relegated to such a limited role, and sometimes with great success. But it’s like trying to swim upstream with a weight tied to one ankle: hard.

parislemon:

Clay Shirky on the death of newspapers:

When the Tribune Company recently got rid of their newspapers, the New York Times ran the story under a headline “The Tribune Company’s publishing unit is being spun off, as the future of print remains unclear.”

The future of print remains what? Try to imagine a world where the future of print is unclear: Maybe 25 year olds will start demanding news from yesterday, delivered in an unshareable format once a day. Perhaps advertisers will decide “Click to buy” is for wimps. Mobile phones: could be a fad. After all, anything could happen with print. Hard to tell, really.

It is sort of humorous/sad how reluctant most publications are to call the most obvious of spades a spade. You’d think there was bias or something.

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"If Geek Girls Acted Like Geek Guys"

Here is a #hyperlapse from Buccleuch Park in New Brunswick #NJ near #Rutgers. #nofilter (at Buccleuch Park)

MUJI Lulls You to Sleep With Its Minimalistic New App
Nick Partyka, thefoxisblack.com

MUJI, Japan’s super successful minimalistic “brandless-brand” has recently released a new app, MUJI to Sleep. It boasts a series of natural sounds to help induce a sound slumber, anytime, anywhere. The app is aesthetically awesome, free, boasts a…

Watch this: A robot traverses the English countryside on a hoverbike
Billy Steele, engadget.com

Oh, that? It’s just a robot riding across the English countryside on a 1/3-scale model of a hoverbike. The folks at Malloy Aeronautics are hard at work on a similar full-sized vehicle for humans, but as part of its Kickstarter effort to rai…

"The Sopranos: 2x07 D-Girl - Livia speaks to AJ about life and death (HD 1080p)"

""Apparently" This Kid is Awesome, Steals the Show During Interview"

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Tons of Capcom games on sale today, including Resident Evil 4 and 5 for $6.59 each.

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Tons of Capcom games on sale today, including Resident Evil 4 and 5 for $6.59 each.

Get em quick

xbox:

Tons of Capcom games on sale today, including Resident Evil 4 and 5 for $6.59 each.

Get em quick

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Native Advertising (HBO)"

How much money do you think The Official Nintendo for iOS app would make if it was available?

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If you liked to read the hardcover encyclopedia for fun as a kid then you’re my peoples. I’d love to know your favorite article.