Quote of the week
It’s a paradox we call reality / So keepin’ it real will make you casualty of abnormal normality.
Articles of the week
- Quiet Babylon: What’s a Cyborg?
The story of where the term ‘cyborg’ came from, and what it means to be one. (Glasses and a phone will suffice, though you can go a lot further.)
- Quartz: The future of Twitter is robots tweeting at each other
On the day Twitter’s 7-year anniversary, Christopher Mims makes a short reflection on how communication in this medium has evolved in very different directions, and where things are headed: machine-to-machine communication and IoT.
- Ribbonfarm: The Dead-Curious Cat and the Joyless Immortal
Venkatesh Rao on curiosity from the individual perspective, and from the very different organizational perspective
- Fast Company: Nike, TechStars Unveil Startup Accelerator Winners
Nike is consistently a great example of how big companies can be innovative. The Nike+ Accelerator has taken on its first set of 10 startups: here you can find out what they’re working on, and how that plays into Nike’s business plan.
- Wired: The Nielsen Family is Dead
Another long read, by Tom Vanderbilt and several other contributors, on the state of television, how shows have changed in the past few years along with how they’re watched, and how networks are using metrics to design hit TV shows.