Compare and contrast

*Compare*. “Suburbs built on top of military/industrial complexes”: – intriguing yet awful. Quirky and cute – “people re-enacting Far Side comics”:

*Contrast*. Assaf Arkin notes that the current “recession may bring us more apps that put function over form”: Hopefully this means we won’t hear about Rich Internet Apps (blech!) for a while. On the other hand, hopefully we _will_ see more apps that leverage “game mechanics”: