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, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete Web Monitoring, Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto) and I decided that every week 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:
- The Definitive Oral History of 1980s Digital Icon Max Headroom – The Verge. “When I first stumbled across this show late one night, I was captivated. It was weird, and subversive, and bit all the hands that might feed it. So far ahead of its time, and probably behind so many modern inventions and iniquities.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Cyber Trends: 5 Subcultures Created on the Internet – High Snobiety. “Robert A. Heinlein said specialization is for insects. Well, it turns out that the Internet is pretty good at making us climb into little filter bubbles and over-specializing, leading to some really wacky genres: Witch House, Health Goth, Seapunk. Bonus points for the title ‘Highsnobiety.'” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Government Surveillance - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. “Is John Oliver the best? Close to it anyway. Here he is on Government Surveillance, with an amazing Edward Snowden interview.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Louis C.K.’s Crabby, Epic Love Letter to NYC: “Everyone’s Dealing with the Same S– … Elbow to Elbow” – The Hollywood Reporter. “Is Louis C.K. the best? Close to it anyway. Here he is on NYC, LA, struggling and success.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- Angela Ahrendts has told Apple employees ‘a significant change in mindset’ is coming to the way the company launches products – Business Insider. “I’m not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, we’re moving to an e-commerce-first world. I’ve felt it for a long while, and it feels like the real world is either catching up… or Apple will force it upon us. On the other, we used to line up for tickets to a concert, and now Apple has become that kind of spectacle. To me, the line-ups were less about customer service and selling products, and much more about creating a tail-gate-like experience. Lining up for Apple stuff is ‘a thing.’ Trying to change that may strip the brand of its shine. I hope I am wrong.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- The Importance of Staring out the Window – The Book of Life. “I do this all of the time. I don’t even know why I do it. I spend a lot of time staring out of windows. At my house. At the office. On planes. Especially on planes. I’m not really marvelling at anything. I’m not even really thinking about much. Just staring. Drifting. Day dreaming? Sure. The time does fly. Maybe it’s good that I do this. I always thought I was just procrastinating ;)” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.