Google Gives All SF Homeless Free Voicemail

From MSNBC.com:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Google has made an announcement that could help hundreds of homeless people in San Francisco get back on their feet.

Every single homeless person in the city will be given a life-long phone number and voicemail, should they choose to accept it, NBC11’s Lisa Bernard said.

Google is partnering with San Francisco to provide the service to homeless individuals and to shelters and agencies so they can distribute the numbers to their clients.

The announcement was made at a Project Homeless Connect event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Wednesday.

A homeless person will be able to call in for his or her messages from any phone.

The move by the city and the company would allow someone to be able to fill out a job application, which asks for a call back number.

The Leila Texts

The Leila Texts:

When you send a text message on the Verizon network, you can address your text by choosing a name out of your contact list, or you can address it by typing in a phone number. You can also type in a name. And if you type in L-E-I-L-A, then– bizarrely– your text will come to me.
This is a blog about the texts I have received. All of them are from strangers, intended for other Leilas, but obviously they missed their marks.

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

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The absurdity of the doctrine known as “The Fall of Man,” gave
birth to that other absurdity known as “The Atonement.” So that now
it is insisted that, as we are rightfully charged with the sin of
somebody else, we can rightfully be credited with the virtues of
another. Let us leave out of our philosophy both these absurdities.
Our creed will read a great deal better with both of them out, and
will make far better sense.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Orthodoxy”(1884)

How I’d Sink American Vogue

I’d buy a subscription!

Picture this: Anna Wintour has resigned. The sheer effort of keeping an immaculate bob and an unfeasibly large pair of sunglasses in place 24 hours a day has finally taken its toll. In a move that has shocked the fashion industry, American Vogue has appointed as her successor graphic-designer-turned-artist Scott King. For his first issue in charge, King decides that Vogue should have an anti-war theme. Oh, and it should also be free…

How I’d Sink American Vogue is a project that King first developed for a show at New York gallery, PS1, last year. A less likely substitute for La Wintour it is hard to imagine, but with a background at i-D and Sleazenation, King knows a bit about the workings of the style press.

(via Kottke)