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, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks), Hugh McGuire (The Book Oven, LibriVox, iambik, Media Hacks) and I decided that every week or so 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:
- Space Stasis – Slate. "I’ve been a huge fan of Neal Stephenson since I first read his stuff. Over the years, I’ve bought more than a dozen copies of Snow Crash for others, so it’s a treat when he writes something… and this is no exception. Here, he looks at the way rockets have changed – or haven’t – over time. It’s reminiscent of James Burke‘s take on where new ideas come from." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Completely Impossible Pictures – Luke Tech Tips. "I try hard to find erudite, thought-provoking, highbrow stuff for these links. But sometimes the Internet is about cool pictures. In an era where photoshopping is an accusation of subterfuge, it’s great to see it being put to such good use. These images by Swedish artist Erik Johansson are remarkably creative, and just plain fun to look at." (Alistair for Mitch).
- Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? – Rolling Stone. "I think this will be my last weekly link about the economic collapse, but I could not resist this one. Read it… and weep." (Hugh for Alistair).
- Margaret Atwood – "The Publishing Pie: An Author’s View" – YouTube. "I was at O’Reilly‘s Tools of Change for Publishing conference this past week, and a highlight was Margaret Atwood‘s wry and lovely keynote." (Hugh for Mitch).
- Innovating with Business Data – Technology Review. "Business keeps getting bigger. Data keeps getting bigger. At some point soon, those two worlds are going to collide in a much bigger way than they ever have before. In this eight-minute video, Erik Brynjolfsson (director of the MIT Center for Digital Business) talks about the potential for businesses to really have innovative breakthroughs through IT… and for cheap." (Mitch for Alistair).
- How Bill Gates’ Favorite Teacher Wants to Disrupt Education – Fast Company. "Nothing interests me more than how we can use the Internet to make us all smarter. This hyper-interconnectivity is incredible, but the truth is that we have not even begun to scratch the surface on what we can do (better and cheaper) to change our world. One of the biggest areas of opportunity is education. If you’ve never heard of Khan Academy, this article will make you re-think everything you ever thought about education." (Mitch for Hugh).
Now it’s your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it.
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