WBW is one of my favorite authors. I'm not sure when this was published but feels earlier in its subject, tone, and composition. I'd encourage everyone to check out waitbutwhy.com for his articles on Elon Musk, The Story of Us, and Relationships as they're really more like small books that are incredibly well written and insightful.
In reading this, I realized I'm not terrified of bugs whatsoever but really strongly dislike the annoying ones.
Big fan of this concept of "live content" that adapts to its situation to best suit the audience, although the downside would be it may become more difficult to chat about something you've watched with a friend as their version would be different. Interesting concepts regardless.
I was surprised to see online retail only jumping from 15% to 25% of all retail but the rest of this wasn't terribly shocking. I enjoyed the broad overview and recoiled at the stat about 42% of workers likely not returning to work. We're in for a few tough economic years I think.
A thorough look at what it will take for us to move forward meaningfully. I would unfortunately bet in the current climate not many organizations will be capable or willing to employ such methods. I think this is one of the clearest articles I've read on coronavirus since we went into pandemic and does give me a lot of hope.
I thoroughly enjoyed and agree with most of the article. At this point I'm a pescetarian, and pretty easily and happily swapped all red meat for mushrooms, beans, and tofu. It wasn't that hard at all. We reached this decisionas a couple after watching "Forks over Knives" and another documentary with compelling evidence regarding heart disease and meat consumption. Also, just last night, I read a section in "Sapiens" that made me never want to eat meat again as he discussed the emotional torture of modern farm animals.
Also this is the most active comment section I've seen on ReadUp, which just shows how near and dear food is!
Super enjoyable read but if I was to try I think I'd experience many of the same events the author did - yikes. Google Brad Blanton as the author nailed his description, I can practically hear his laugh.
I found this after googling "original matrix boots" because we rewatched The Matrix the other night and Neo's real world boots and really whole ensemble are very cool. It turned out to be a fascinating read and breakdown on The Matrix costuming. Highly enjoyable.
Even Mr. Gates couldn't persuade world leaders of the importance of pandemic preparedness. I'm not particularly surprised as it's a nebulous and vague risk until it's here. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of remedy.
You can really identify the 1991 aspects of this speech but nonetheless the creativity sections are great – intentional timesetting for play is critical and this was a nice reminder for me that it's okay to ponder at length.
As David Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails and founder of Basecamp, says, “What pains me about Zoom being such sleazeballs when it comes to both security and privacy is just how unnecessary it is.”
As a Google Hangouts user I was surprised to be getting Zoom requests constantly as COVID sprung up. Doesn’t everyone have a gmail? Apparently not. And I must confess video backgrounds and gallery mode are excellent.
I love The Exploratorium in SF and am bummed I didn’t get to visit the Tactile Dome! I enjoyed this as well for its reflection on the intrinsically hygienic sexuality of malls, which I never realized in my visits there but thinking about it now they always feel weird and overproduced to me. I did not spend my time there as a high schooler, or really at any time in my life, but I know the kids who did seemed cooler than me somehow.
I read a bunch of Benjamin in college and just Googled him wanting to revisit. This review of a biography on him made me not want to read it lol but is pushing me to read more of Benjamin himself likely.
Dads take a lot of flak. This made me hopeful for my own future as a father as well as appreciative of mine and all he's done for me - particularly in imbuing his social skills as they've served me well. Great read!
Excellent breakdown on the current status of major ecommerce maneuvers and drivers.
It is hard to be in the Anti-Amazon Alliance if you are asking Amazon to find you your customers, stock your inventory, package your products, and deliver your goods; there are alternatives and — now that Google is all-in — the only limitation is a merchant’s ability to acquire and keep customers in a world where their products are as easy to buy as bad PR pitches are easy to find.
For such a doom-and-gloom title the content is not pessimistic but merely factual. I find lately this is the tone of writing I crave.
The lovely little cherry at the end about how the Northeast is miserable 9 months of the year made me laugh aloud. I've been in NYC one year now and even with an extremely mild winter can attest it's no California!