93Is 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, PressBooks, 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:
- Typography Shaped Entirely By Human Hands - The Creators Project. "For a font nerd like me, there's something soothing and organic about this. Watching hands smoothly transition letters from upper to lower case. Okay, I'm a dork, but this is Type Zen." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Warp Tight Shut Like Doors - Vimeo. "At Bitnorth last year, Yelena Rachitsky screened this beautiful five-minute video she wrote and directed. There's something beautiful, and profoundly troubling, about it. Yelena's brother is Localmind's Lenny Rachitsky, who gave a great TEDx presentation on losing serendipity; clearly that family has a ton of talent." (Alistair for Mitch).
- The Personal Analytics of My Life - Stephen Wolfram Blog. "Stephen Wolfram is a genius, and he likes data. A lot. Here he has charted every email sent and received in the past decade. And phone calls. And steps. Behold: a human's decade in graphs." (Hugh for Alistair).
- Creativity: No discounts - Jane Friedman. "Are humans too creative? As we get better and better at solving problems (due to technology and application of previous solutions), we solve them faster. And these solutions create more problems, more quickly. Which we try to solve faster. There's a kind of creativity treadmill that keeps going faster and faster and faster, and we can't get off." (Hugh for Mitch).
- Keen On... Clay Christensen: How To Escape The Innovator's Dilemma - TechCrunch. "Andrew Keen (The Cult of the Amateur) sits down with Professor Clay Christensen of the Harvard Business School. Christensen is also the author of the must-read business book, The Innovator's Dilemma. In this short chat, Christensen demonstrates his very big and impressive brain with some fascinating perspectives on not only the business world, but the challenges that companies like Google and Apple will, inevitably, face. In short: what goes up, must come down?" (Mitch for Alistair).
- Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is. - Ted Talks. "Chip Kidd always judges a book by its cover. Kidd is known as one of the world's most talented book cover designers. The art of creating a compelling book cover is not as old as you might think, but in the age of the Kindle it could become as relevant as the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park (he actually designed the book cover for that best-seller). I was fortunate enough to have been in the theater to see this wonderful presentation live at TED this past year. On one hand, I too love nothing more than a well-designed book. On the other hand, I can't see myself buying and reading a physical book ever again. Strange? I agree. I still love going to book stores, but I refuse to buy a book unless it's available in a digital format. Very strange? Yup." (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.