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:
- Eastern promise: gender lessons from the Islamic world – The Engineer. “This seemed like a good share during a week leading up to a general election in the US. ’ he high GDP countries in the Gulf tend to have female representation up to 60 per cent in fields such as electrical engineering, computer engineering, chemical engineering and bioengineering.’ Why is that?” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Why It’s So Hard To Make A Video Game – Waypoint. “I grew up in an innocent time, where a solo designer could make a game for decent money. They were things of love, from Jordan Mechner‘s extraordinary Karateka to the weirdness of the Beagle Brothers and the frustration of Lode Runner. But things changed. If you’re willing to go the indie road (shout-out to the amazing documentary Indie Game here) your chances of success are slim. It boils down to creativity on a schedule — something I know you’re used to in the agency world, Mitch — and maybe, just maybe, gives the reader a bit of appreciation for the dependencies under the covers.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Here’s Where the World’s Best Chefs Love to Eat – Bloomberg. “When I travel for work, I occasionally splurge on great food. Here’s a list of restos I’d love to try.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Incredible photographs show daily life in the coldest city on earth – Lonely Planet. “Winter is coming.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- Scientists Hook Up Brain to Tablet–Paralyzed Woman Googles With Ease – Singularity Hub. “Technology is going to enable medical breakthroughs that would have otherwise been the stuff of dreams… or science fiction. I’m optimistic about our future, so long as I can keep focusing on news items like this one, articles that are fascinating like this… and avoid anything related to politics.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Inside the final days of Borders’ bankruptcy — and what Mike Edwards learned as its last CEO – Retail Dive. “I don’t like what’s happening to bookstores, magazine shops, publishing in general. I see it shrinking… before my very eyes. Many people think it’s about indie shops versus the big retailers. Be careful where one lays the blame. A great read and perspective.” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.