Quotes of the week
It ain’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that just ain’t so.
Six years ago there was no iPhone, no tablet market, no real ebook market, no kindle, no kickstarter, no twitter #roadmapconf
Articles of the week
- Tetris treats depression and tricks human mind
Researches found that Tetris – yes, the game – is helpful with treating PTSD and other mental disorders. That in itself is fascinating enough, but for us it’s also yet another proof that things that seem totally not connected can have a complex relationship.
- Wired UK: The Russian underground economy has democratised cybercrime
Cybercrime in Russia is a market. A big one and with dumping prices.
- Seed Magazine: On Early Warning Signs
There are different ways to look at complexity. Seed Magazines gives us the math for it all.
- New Yorker: Beyond the Matrix
A fantastic, epic piece by Aleksandar Hemon about the Wachowski siblings and the making of their new movie Cloud Atlas. It’s an in-depth look at the creative process of two genius filmmakers.
- Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems
In this long introduction to a series called ‘Big Problems, Big Solutions’ in the MIT Technology Review, Jason Pontin looks at what we’ve been capable of in the middle of the last century and why we seem not to be able to go there again.