Coronado Feeders, Dalhart, Texas (2013). Mishka Henner.
Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world’s written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.
Data from aviation firm FlightAware24 shows flights skirting around Ukraine in the wake of the crash of Malaysian Flight 17, likely shot down over the Eastern part of Ukraine
"The thing about us businesspeople is that we love our customers rich and our employees poor."
John Oliver’s excitement for the World Cup is tempered by knowing information about FIFA, the organization that produces it.
"…but it’s not just [a religion], it’s an organized religion, and FIFA is its church. Just think about it – its leader is infallible, it compelled South American countries to spend money they don’t have building opulent cathedrals, and it may ultimately be responsible for the deaths of shocking numbers of people in the Middle East.”
Street View photography presents a different perspective on the individual’s relation to his external world than the art of previous historical periods.
What does the Ikea Effect mean for product and service designers? By having users build a piece of a product or service, it’s possible we could get them to think of the product or service as being more valuable than they otherwise would.
"Absolutely dumbfounded by this reply from a student, when I criticised his generic mass-email asking for a job."
The US spy agency’s writing manual has been leaked. What does it teach us about penning truly great secret communiques?
"See and hear every change to every article on Wikipedia in real-time. Bells are sounded for additions and strings are plucked for subtractions. The pitch changes with the size of the edit – the larger the edit, the deeper the note."
Calming and surprisingly addicting to watch what topics are being edited, in real-time.
From Gizmodo, 09/18/13
I don’t know how I missed this story last year but I’d say it’s worth a read if you are inspired by people who read the fine print and take advantage of promotions – in this case, a civil engineer who figured out that by investing $3,000 in pudding, he and his family could fly for free for the rest of his life. Bravo.
From the Boston Globe, 05/18/13
On June 1, 1813, in a bloody sea battle between an American and a British frigate a few miles north of Boston, one of America’s most memorable wartime slogans was born. As the mortally wounded Captain James Lawrence of the US frigate Chesapeake lay dying in his cabin, he is alleged to have said: “Don’t give up the ship!” But not only did Lawrence’s surviving crew give up the ship almost immediately afterward, historians and military analysts would later conclude that Lawrence committed tactical blunders that all but guaranteed he and his ship would lose. Rather than a heroic stand, what took place that day and after was one of the most spectacular—and fraudulent—public relations coups in American military history.