Some reading tips for the weekend.
» The Face Behind Bitcoin
» Man Said to Create Bitcoin Denies It
The mystery goes on: Newsweek believes it has found the creator of Bitcoin. But the 64-year old man says he has and had nothing to do with Bitcoin.
» How To Read Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible
I do not see the point of speed-reading a novel, but if the main purpose of a text is information-gathering, this might be a neat solution.
» A technologist’s take on Ukraine, Venezuela, and the Arab Spring
Worth a thought: America does not spread its ideas with military power any more, but organically through social media.
» I lost my dad to Fox News: How a generation was captured by thrashing hysteria
How Fox News turns mainly older generations of Americans into hardcore conservatives.
» Why Russia No Longer Fears the West
Pretty good piece that helps to understand the Crimea conflict and Russia’s actions.
» Tesla eyes Europe with major Supercharger network expansion
The iconic US electric car manufacturer Tesla might change the European car industry very soon.
» Mandela was right: the Foreign Language Effect
Highly fascinating observation. Based on that idea, Europeans should negotiate about Crimea with Putin in Russian language.
» Heart of Blandness: A Walking Tour of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley might create the future, but let’s hope that it does not represent the future of urban environment. Because it’s totally boring.
» Why This Plane Seat Is the Most Profitable
The economics of the new “Premium Economy” seats that many planes feature nowadays seem to make airlines happy.
» How Airline Ticket Prices Fell 50% in 30 Years (and Why Nobody Noticed)
The headline says it all.
» World’s most expensive city revealed
Every time I see a ranking like this, I wonder why it does not fit to my personal experience at all.
» One more time
One of the main reasons why we like music: Because of repetitions. Interesting reflections.
» 47 Things Only Introverts Understand
I can relate to about 60 percent of those points.
» The Science of Failure: Why Highly Successful People Crave Mistakes
About most humans’ deep difficulty to admit and accept mistakes and failure.
» Berlin’s Best Burger: Voting #2
Good that I’ll stay in Berlin for some weeks in May. Just looking at the photos makes me hungry.
» My Month Without a Smartphone
It’s like with any habbit that you break: The first days are hard, then you get used to it.
» Startups in Europe: The civilization disadvantage
Good point: Europe fails in creating major successful Internet start-ups compared to the U.S. because states are solving many of the issues that have to be taken care of by businesses on the other side of the Atlantic.