2013_06_01 link pile

Sell your data to save the economy and your future, by Jaron Lanier, for the BBC

Heights of Fancy, by Thomas Leslie, an op-ed in the New York Times. Leslie, “a professor of architecture at Iowa State University, is the author of Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934,” says the new spire on One World Trade Center in New York is “intentionally function-free,” because “it does not include any broadcast or cellular equipment — only lighting.” This is not the case. The new spire will host lots of broadcast antennas. This is not a big deal, just something about which I know a few things.

Naveen on Personal API

Big Data and the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, by Nick Vivion. Note the responses in the comments by John Pope and others. VRM gets a lot of mention.