Samuel R. Delaney's on-point 1977 review of Star Wars. (Via Lee Brimmicombe-Wood on FaceBook.)
People browsing Twitter with a screen reader get emojis and ASCII art read out to them verbatim which means the latter is a frustrating experience at best and entirely fails at communication. Jacques Favreau was sufficiently annoyed to make a Twitter bot that reads out tweets to show you what you’re saying to blind readers.
Elfreth is a “casual blackletter” that makes me wish I were art designing for a metal band so I could use it for all their posters.
Epilogue to 2001: A Space Odyssey by Steve Begg
Ad companies want to track your location so as to better manipulate you, and will stoop to some fairly underhanded tactics when thwarted by privacy enhancements in the browser.
Twitter thread of old-timey computers with absurdly small screens back when screens were impressively expensive.
Obviously is a warm and workmanlike sanserif typeface family with a ridiculous 96 styles. Here’s James Edmondson describing the journey to completing this mammoth task.
Offset-based pagination get inefficient for large offsets; seek-based pagination makes the link to the next page cheap at the expense of having no easy route to previous pages.
Some emoji are actually a sequence of base character and modifiers and if text editors delete the modifiers one by one it produces a more generic emoji, with variously confusing or problematic results.