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 (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), 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 First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age – The 2018 Mitchell Lecture – Balkinization. “A long, but worth it, lecture on free speech. ‘in the Second Gilded Age, the infrastructure of digital free expression is also the infrastructure of digital surveillance. The two are one and the same.’ Heady stuff, but tremendously important in an era where we can’t distinguish between news and performance art.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Apple, Influence, And Ive – Hodinkee Magazine. “I’d never read Hodinkee. It’s literally a magazine about watches I don’t want and can’t afford. But that means they got a chance to sit with Jony Ive of Apple – arguably one of the most impactful designers of modern times. Look past the insufferable name-dropping of haute brands, and it’s a pretty fascinating glimpse at Apple and a designer who avoids the limelight most of the time.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Farmers in China raising pigs in high-rise “hog hotels” up to 13 floors – BoingBoing. “We do live in interesting times.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- A Rich, Dramatic Fingerstyle Cover of the Survivor Song and Rocky III Theme ‘Eye of the Tiger’ – Laughing Squid. “You can do it!!” (Hugh for Mitch).
- And for His Next Act, Ev Williams Will Fix the Internet – The New York Times. “Blogger, Twitter, Medium and that’s not all. When we talk about what has changed publishing the most over the past fifteen years, I’m shocked by the answers. Especially when you consider that Ev Williams was behind those three horseman of the print apocalypse. To me, he’s one of the more fascinating entrepreneurs of our time. Sure, we talk about him… but nobody really focuses on just how much this one individual changed (and continues to change) the publishing game.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Forecast by Marco Arment – What It Is, How It Works, and Why Podcasters Should Take a Look – Aaron Down – Medium. “I had no idea that this software was being created… let alone that it’s now available. It seems like everyone is hopping on the podcasting bus. I feel like a grandparent (considering that I’m 600+ episodes down the rabbit hole, and that I have been producing a show every Sunday for over twelve years). I love podcasting. It seems like Marco Arment (the guy behind Tumblr, Instapaper and Overcast) does as well. Check out this nifty new take on how to make better podcasts. I’m going to have at it shortly. Let me know what you think.” (Mitch for Hugh).