Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks), Hugh McGuire (The Book Oven, LibriVox, iambik, PressBooks, Media Hacks) and I decided that every week or so the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see".
Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another:
- Black Swan Farming – Paul Graham. "The Godfather of startup accelerators, Paul Graham, explains why it’s so hard to pick winners in the venture capital world. One of the best, and frankly obvious-in-hindsight, pieces I’ve read on what it is that creates truly great startups that change the world." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Teaching the F.A.A. That Dogs Don’t Buckle Up – The New York Times. "If you need a punching bag for bureaucracy, look no further than the use of e-readers on planes. A Kindle, with the wireless turned off, isn’t safe; a gigantic dictionary that weighs ten times as much, is. If you’ve ever been infuriated (and forced to read Skymall) by the takeoff-and-landing procedures on an airplane, this will fuel your righteous indignation." (Alistair for Mitch).
- A pong traffic light in Germany – Wimp. "Love this. At a busy intersection in Germany, they’ve set up a game of Pong on the traffic light post… pedestrians play against a stranger on the other side of the street while waiting for the crosswalk light to turn green. When it turns green, the game is over and you’re a winner or a loser. Love the high-five as the adversaries pass each other on their way." (Hugh for Alistair).
- Inside Forbes: Our Journey From Website to Platform, a 2-Year Interactive Timeline – Forbes. "There are a couple of ‘old’ print magazines that have really started to figure out how to make a go of the Web. The Atlantic is one. Forbes is another. Here’s an in-depth view of how they’ve approached the Web in the past two years, and the results." (Hugh for Mitch).
- This is What Happens When You Photoshop Celebrities Into Your Holiday Party – Twisted Sifter. "This intrigued me beyond words. This person knows how to handle Photoshop, so instead of making beautiful people more beautiful, they make their parties more beautiful by photoshopping celebrities into their pictures (some obvious… some not so obvious), so when they’re sent off to everyone who attended the party, it’s a whole other, different and exciting event unto itself. Brilliant. Creative. Funny. Sweet. Loving." (Mitch for Alistair).
- This “lost” interview with Ray Bradbury is the best thing you’ll listen to today – io9. "The title says it. Literary legend, Ray Bradbury, does this 45-minute interview in 2010 at San Diego ComicCon. He was 89 years old at the time. Sit back, listen and marvel at the genius that was (and still is) Ray Bradbury." (Mitch for Hugh).
Now it’s your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it.