Quote of the Week (and perhaps The Century): “I see Kim Kardashian’s ass at the top of CNN.com, and I am scared.”
How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization by David Hopkins – “Fortunately, there’s a resistance forming. People with grit, who aren’t afraid to begin a sentence with “Did you know…” These are the Rosses of the world.” Hopkins presents some ideas for staving off the end. I suggest we all start with his idea at the top of his list.
How the Web Became Unreadable by Kevin Marks – “My plea to designers and software engineers: Ignore the fads and go back to the typographic principles of print — keep your type black, and vary weight and font instead of grayness.” Amen.
The Hamilton Hustle by Jay Baron Nicorvo – I’m reading the book right now. Nicorvo offers some balance. Let us be careful not to place Alexander on a pedestal.
The Confederacy was a con job on whites. And still is. by Frank Hyman – An important piece in understanding why some people think the way they do. There’s still a long way to go.
How PowerPoint is killing critical thought by Andrew Smith – “In this century, it seems to me, our greatest enemy will not be drones or Isis or perhaps even climate change: it will be convenience.” Smith makes valid points. I’ve been guilty of overusing PowerPoint in the past. It’s kind of like a chef’s knife… you can use it to chop your vegetables… or you can use it to murder someone. Use your tools wisely.
Management theory is becoming a compendium of dead ideas at The Economist – “The similarities between medieval Christianity and the world of management theory may not be obvious, but seek and ye shall find.” Indeed.
Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years by Michael Finkel – “All his life, he had been comfortable being alone. Interacting with others was so often frustrating. Every meeting with another person seemed like a collision.” #Frustrating