I’m a big fan of Jason and pretty much everything 37signals did and Basecamp continues to do. There are some great answers in this AMA.
AMA: Jason Fried, CEO and Co-Founder of Basecamp (formerly 37signals) – Designer News
Chuck Klosterman interviews Jimmy Page
This was a fun (and funny) interview. Mostly funny because of the balls that Klosterman had in asking some of the questions he did. And then there was the way Page answered.
Zimmermann’s Law: PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder Phil Zimmermann on the surveillance society — Tech News and Analysis
The surveillance landscape is far worse than it has ever been and I feel like everything we do is now observable. All of our transactions and communications are all fused together into total information awareness apparatus. I don’t think any of this can be fixed merely by the application of cryptography. It is going to require some push back in the policy space. We are going to have to have Congress react to this and we need to get the population to react, perhaps through the economic consequences we face of losing a lot of business for American internet companies. Maybe American internet companies can push back because of economic harm that comes with the rest of world turning its back on us.
Steven Colbert talks to Jack White about stuff and it’s funny.
You and What Army: NEVERMIND INTERVIEW
A good interview with Michael Azerrad from Kerrang! Michael is one of my favorite music writers and I generally love what he has to say, pretty much about everything. He’s also a super nice guy. I first met him when I was working for Control Room. I was producing a show, I believe at The Music Box in LA, with Nada Surf, Rogue Wave and Michael’s band, The King of France. We chatted for a while and we stayed in touch over email. He invited me out to an AFI screening of Kurt Cobain: About a Son, for which he was doing some press. I see him every once in a while and always say hello.