Quote of the week
Amazon […] is a charitable organization being run by elements of the investment community for the benefit of consumers.
Articles of the week
- Bruce Nussbaum: Stop Fetishizing Failure.
We’ve all heard the mantra “fail early, fail fast, fail often.” Bruce Nussbaum finds this notion misguided, and explains why it isn’t a great idea to make failure sound so appealing.
- Cyborgology: Vine, Vinepeek and Visual Efficiency
Nathan Jurgenson’s first impressions on why Vine and Vinepeek are both terribly mundane and bizarrely fascinating at the same time.
- The Verge: Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution
An in-depth article on the internal restructuring and reprioritizing it took to redesign Google’s products and make them “look like members of the same family.”
- PandoDaily: Predictive personalization: Why Futureful is what StumbleUpon would be were it built today
On a recently launched iPad app that calls itself “bookmarking in reverse.” There is a growing trend in algorithmic recommendation engines like Futureful (Hunch, for instance), and it will be interesting to find out which products are able to devise a way of recommending that comes across as both natural and helpful.
- A List Apart: What we learned in 2012
A compilation of reflections on the past year, from the readers of A List Apart. The contributions include some helpful thoughts on our attitudes towards life and work, balancing input and output, the value of experimentation, and managing information.