- John Siracusa: "The Case for a True Mac Pro Successor." This is about a year old, and the fact that Apple did end up re-upping the Mac Pro is besides the point. It's the Halo Effect that I'm interested in, and Siracusa does a good job arguing for it here.
- xkcd: "Password Strength." Re: Heartbleed.
- The Atlantic: "The Unexpected Benefit of Telling People What Their Coworkers Make." Increased productivity.
- HBR: "The Big Reason to Hire Superstar Employees Isn't the Work They Do."
- Felix Salmon: "The most expensive lottery ticket in the world." Really, starting a business is kinda dumb.
- Felix Salmon: "Why I'm joining Fusion." This is kinda weird. I look forward to following Salmon's career.
- 3D Printing Industry: "Why-to 3D print." This is interesting not so much because it's about additive manufacturing, but because of the process that the writer uses to assess his decision making.
- TechCrunch: "Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program." An interesting shift.
- Fast Company: "MIT's Vibrating Supershoes Tell You Where to Walk." This is a useful wearable.
- Wired: "Speedy swarms of tiny robots build things in 'microfactory'." These things are crazy!
- 3D Printing Industry: "Gillette Files Patent to 3D Print Functional Razor Blades." If this is for production, I like it a lot.
- Fast Company: "Your Minuscule In-Flight Entertainment Screen Costs $10,000." And I bet it was Waterfalled, and that's probably okay.
- TNW: "Etsy to launch its wholesale platform this summer, will take a 3.5% commission for each order."
- Disney Research: "Aireal: Interactive Tactile Experiences in Free Air." An interesting take on haptic interfaces.
- Wired: "This Man Says He Can Speed Cell Data 1,000-Fold. Will Carriers Listen?" I want to learn more about pCell.
- Fast Company: "They Write the Right Stuff." On NASA & SEI's software development process.
- Freeboard. Not sure what this will look like yet, but the idea is on the right track - a universal IoT platform.
- Xapo. Ditto above, except this one is a Bitcoin debit card.
- Jake Levine: "Nobody Knows That I Use These Apps." Jake argues for background-only app usage, and I think he has an interesting point.
- Dan Jurafsky/The Language of Food: "Potato Chips." On the branding language used on bags of chips." Really interesting.
- Citeworld: "How simple math and a Nike cultural imperative might have killed Fuelband."
- David Auerbach: "Chat Wars; Microsoft vs. AOL." On MSN Messenger (sic?) and AIM.
- NYTimes: "Ask Well: Do Foam Rollers Aid Workouts?" Yes, apparently.
Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.
- Nicola Twilley: "Dietary Superpowers." YOU COULD SEE IN INFRARED (maybe).
- Zach Klein: "Your wife will, at some point in the first year..." This is sweet.
- Tim Wu/The New Yorker: "Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination."
ps - Thank you to everyone - especially my friends at Gin Lane, Undercurrent, and on twitter - who referred me to everything here.
If anyone out there has things I should be looking at - or if you just want to chat - please let me know!