- I know everyone on twitter has already linked to it, but Paul Graham's latest essay is really good.
- The case for delayed adulthood: Brain plasticity is good, and it can be maintained by avoiding monotony and being exposed to lots of new stuff. So, don't rush to settle into anything - it may make you considerably less adaptable in the future.
- Clay Shirky's post on the hardware scene in China and (female dominated) "craft" vs. (male dominated) "hacking" is definitely worth reading.
- That Model S self-driving stuff that Elon Musk has been bragging about "turns out to be just an echo of what Mercedes-Benz already offers in its S Class."
- Tesla's certified pre-owned program is launching soon. I'm particularly interested to see if they can convince consumers to upgrade on a cycle that's more similar to cell phones than F-150s.
- A highly detailed (albeit in B&W) photoessay of the Leica factory in 1969.
- How Tinder is less about "hot or not" and more about subconscious biases.
- Some cool photos of NYC's third water tunnel, which is up to 24 feet in diameter, 500 feet below street level, and required the excavation of 82 million cubic feet of soil and rock.
- A criticism - and appreciation - of Penn Station.
- Yelp and Michelin have remarkably similar taste in NYC restaurants, and the small areas where they differ are really interesting.
- How bacon got popular (again).
- If you get stressed out, remember: Sitting in front of a window will make you feel better. Sitting in front of a HDTV showing the outdoors, not so much.
- HAXLR8R shares some lessons on the 20 (rather large) Kickstarter campaigns their companies have run.
- Some remarkably honest - and *really* interesting - self reflection from the Othermill Kickstarter campaign & product launch.
Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.
- A good argument for text.
- All the places that The New York Times has compared to Brooklyn.
- Bud Caddell's mission statement (as it were) is pretty compelling.