» Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry
This might be the best text about the state of the music industry in the digital age that I have ever read. I won’t spoil it here since I really want you to read it – even though it is quite long.
» The Mac’s Second Act: From Obscurity to Ubiquity
About the remarkable long-term increase of the Mac computer’s popularity.
» Writer as Coder: The Iterative Way to Write a Book
This sounds like a pretty intelligent and unusual way of writing a book (and collecting early feedback on it so you don’t write stuff that nobody wants to read).
» Here’s some remarkable new data on the power of chat apps like WhatsApp for sharing news stories
First there was SMS. Then people started to share stuff on Social Networks. Now we are getting back to private communication.
» How to live for a month in virtual reality
This experiment will be fascinating to follow.
» Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?
Conspiracy Theories are a problem in the digital age, since it is so easy to find websites that seemingly confirm whatever people’s brain tries to sell them. So it might be useful to have an understanding about the underlying processes.
» Welcome to the Experience Economy
According to this article, we might soon pay a fee just to get into a mall – provided that this mall manages to deliver an outstanding experience apart from the pure shopping aspect.
» A quick history of why Asians wear surgical masks in public
When I traveled to Japan for the first time, my jetlag in combination with people wearing surgical masks created quite some strange atmosphere. This article provides some interesting background.
» The Merry Pranksters Who Hacked the Afghan War
About some folks who went to Afghanistan to help providing people with Internet connectivity and other utilities – in very creative and improvised ways. Role models.