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:
- How I Gave Up Alternating Current – Mostly Harmless. “The founder of Soylent is at it again. I’m not sure I agree with all he’s saying (disposable clothing?), but if nothing else, this is a glimpse at what life might be like after a resource crunch and restraints on energy consumption.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds – Dean Vinod - Medium. “I spent a morning teaching four-year-olds about air, once. It seems pretty basic, but when you’re four, it doesn’t occur to you that air is a thing. So how would you get them thinking about design? Like this.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- The real reason American public transportation is such a disaster – Vox. “Interesting take on why US public transport tends to be so bad: it’s seen not as a public good, but as welfare for the poor.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Book Storage in Tiny Houses – Book Riot. “I love tiny houses. I love books.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- What is the best logo ever created? – Quora. “When you have a headline like that, it doesn’t require much editorial to know why this is a super-important read. That being said, it’s amazing how Quora has become one of the most important and powerful platforms online, if you ask me.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Brian Eno Lists 20 Books for Rebuilding Civilization & 59 Books For Building Your Intellectual World – Open Culture. “A complete and utter rabbit hole of goodness, insight and learning from Brian Eno. You don’t have to love his music, songwriting or production skills to appreciate the creative powerhouse that Eno is… and what he brings into the world. There is a ton of learning here.” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.