Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #278

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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:

  • Holloways: Roads Tunnelled Into The Earth By Time – Atlas Obscura. “There’s something haunting about these almost-circular trenches, dug by feet and carts over centuries. In an era of tech, it’s satisfying to see just how much the years can do with something simple like footfalls.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • Imogen Heap Performance with Musical Gloves Demo: Full Wired Talk 2012 – Wired. Imogen Heap is the only person to have won a Grammy for both music and engineering. She’s got a haunting voice, and likes to work on lots of tech. In this 2012 performance, she’s using a set of gloves, with mics on wrists, which she invented to control samplers. It’s pretty cool — though it’s no old-school bass. (Alistair for Mitch).
  • On Taphonomy: Digging for Dinosaurs in My Twenties – The Atlantic. “You should read this for many reasons, not least the pleasure you’ll experience from this paragraph: ‘I will look up the word ‘career’ in the dictionary and see 150 years ago it meant things like the galloped route of a wild horse, or the tack a ship follows when its sails are billowing. More recent definitions of career get you, ‘a job or profession that someone does for a long time.’ The word career, in other words, started off fun, and then got stuck mostly doing one thing for a long time.” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • Jack In A Box: Can Twitter Be Saved? – The New Yorker. Om Malik weighs in on the state of Twitter, and its new CEO, co-founder, Jack Dorsey, in the New Yorker. (It’s not that long ago that that sentence would have been impossible).” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • Solu: the Finnish pocket computer that wants to take over the world – The Guardian. “When we think of computers, most of us think about laptops. When we think about mobile, most of us think about smartphones and tablets. What if there should be a new kind of computer? One that is so different, the only thing that we could really call it is a ‘computer’… and yet, it looks nothing like the computer that we have known to date. This Finnish company is trying to reinvent the computer… and they may be on to something…” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Was Steve Jobs An Artist? – The New Yorker. “This is a tough one to read… and think about. I’ve never felt comfortable calling the work that I do, ‘my art.’ It always feel pretentious. Still, when I am with my artist friends, their process and dedication to the their craft is very similar to the way that I work. Well, in this article, the question is this: Was Steve Jobs and artist, or was it all just marketing?” (Mitch for Hugh).

Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.