Well, I'm having coffee. You'll have to supply your own.
- Ander Monson, author of the excellent Other Electricities, has an interesting look at the “Essay as Hack:” I have lived the life of accessing networks, exploring PBX systems and phone lines, been publicly punished for it, for my audacity. Illegal access to credit cards, to databases of hundreds of thousands of credit cards. I didn't use credit cards for anything: I simply wanted access to them, to the growing, private world of information stored on thousands of servers lined up, hidden away in banks of modems. Because I could, I tell myself, I wanted in.
- The Sartorialist had a signing for his new book at Barneys in New York, and you know what? Those people in the book actually exist, and they are all really, really well dressed.
- At Slate, read the true confessions of the guy who wrote Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. (His name is Ben H. Winters, by the way.)