io9 was launched on 2 January 2008. By surviving all the way to 2 January 2019, it has survived 11 entire Terran years. That is an absolute unit amount of years. Let’s look back at how it has celebrated its birthdays.
Back in September, a Splinter author chose to call out the CEO of Amazon for a $10M contribution to a political action commitee (PAC) that the author did not approve of.
There’s at least one weird-sounding line in this song, if you find it you win a prize.
Birthweeks are events that are celebrated by all entities that exist within our understanding of time, from the most acclaimed of pigeons to the least acclaimed of blades of grass. It is on this ninth birthweek of Observation Deck that we stand witness to the nine years of its best and worst times.
Welcome to Day 5 of Birthweek 9 for Observation Deck. On this day sixty-four years ago in space history a person in the US was hit by a rock. Not just any rock, but a rock from space. The Wikipedia page on the event states that the rock first crashed through her house’s roof and then hit a radio and then hit her. But…
Eleven years ago the above video was created by Colin Sanders.
The above video has no direct links to science fiction, fantasy, horror, science, or futurism1. It’s a video from Rugrats, an animated American television program that aired episodes from 1991 to 2004. I would generally say it is outside of Observation Deck content, but io9 wrote directly about it earlier this year2,…
One hundred and two years ago Also sprach Zarathrustra was first performed. Today is a birthday, of sorts, for that symphonic work by Strauss which was inspired by Nietzsche’s novel of the same name.
Nine years ago today the io9 staff created Observation Deck
Update: I thought I had run into a Gizmodo Media Group (GMG) change but the change was on my software’s end, not on their end.
Look at that hole in a fairly recent (2000 year old?) human skull.
Ok. So. You’re a science writer for a website. You get assigned, or you assign yourself, to write an article about a science research paper. The research paper did not come out today, it instead went online on July 13th. That means other people have already written about it. For example, it was covered by New Scientist
Back in April of 2016, io9’s second editor, Charlie Jane Anders, left io9.
Earlier this week, Gizmodo’s science writer intern was able to cover two fossil dinosaur news items in one day. That coverage was better than what some of Gizmodo’s science writers have written, but there’s the occasional area wherein some better writing or better editing could have made a stronger article. Here are…
Screenshots as a form of digital archaeology
Rob Bricken used Twitter today to announce that as of the end of July he will no longer be employed at Gizmodo’s io9.
As announced on the Twitters, io9 Senior Writer Evan Narcisse will be ending his time at io9 in the near future.
The Nevada news is reporting that Art Bell has deceasified as of yesterday. I do not know how to properly eulogize someone who encapsulated so many personalities into one human body so I will instead just admit I never called into his program.
It was the end of February and online science writing had to tackle a story about microscopic organisms. For the Gizmodo Media Group, that meant someone at Gizmodo had to tackle the story. The usual suspect was chosen.
An article two weeks ago interested me and I finally had time today to dissect it a little.