I could go on against tipping, but let’s leave it at this: it is irrational, outdated, ineffective, confusing, prone to abuse and sometimes discriminatory. The people who take care of us in restaurants deserve a better system, and so do we.
That’s one reason we pay attention when a restaurant tries another way, as Sushi Yasuda in Manhattan started to do two months ago. Raising most of its prices, it appended this note to credit card slips: “Following the custom in Japan, Sushi Yasuda’s service staff are fully compensated by their salary. Therefore gratuities are not accepted.”
A million times “yes!” From Japan to Uber, the future is clear: death to tips.
Is it perverse to suggest that Saturday’s accident, awful as it was, serves to underscore just how safe commercial flying has become? That’s asking a lot, I know, in this era of race-to-the-bottom news coverage, when speed and sizzle, not accuracy or context, are all that really count.
12 years is an amazing run. Great and sensible article.
I recently open sourced RCPopoverView, a simple cocoa class that presents a generic or custom UIView that slides in horizontally. It uses gesture recognizers to allow the user to pan the view as well as dismiss it by sliding the view off to the right.
This functionality was inspired by Sam Vermette’s work on the Shows app.
Highly suggest mac users check it out. I like using Everpix, but my biggest gripe is having to keep my photos in 2 different libraries. It still feels unorganized.
My only hope: Apple + Everpix. Please happen.
David Carr for NYT:
Netflix, which has 27 million subscribers in the nation and 33 million worldwide, ran the numbers. It already knew that a healthy share had streamed the work of Mr. Fincher, the director of “The Social Network,” from beginning to end. And films featuring Mr. Spacey had always done well, as had the British version of “House of Cards.” With those three circles of interest, Netflix was able to find a Venn diagram intersection that suggested that buying the series would be a very good bet on original programming.
Doesn’t this just reek of Firefly also making a comeback? I alluded to all of this a couple of years ago. And now it’s playing out…
I would definitely love to see the return of Firefly
A great headline by Sam Byford for The Verge for a true farce of an event. Sony rushed to reveal basically nothing.
I stand by my prediction that Apple eats their lunch later this year. At the very least, Apple seems to have the basics down: reveal when ready. Don’t waste peoples’ time. Ship.
There’s nothing more invigorating than being deeply involved with a small company and a young team of founders out to do something incredibly special. And everybody’s betting against us. It’s another mission impossible.