During the week when I am reading the web, I start clipping links and making notes and sometimes I publish these links on my personal blog. Then Friday morning I wake up early — about 4 a.m. to make the final edits and select the stories that make most sense for the newsletter, which is emailed to you at midnight. If you are interested in following what I am reading and putting on my shortlist on a daily basis, you can keep track of this page.
Here are some picks for this weekend.
- The Silent War: Michael Gross writes a detailed behind-the-scenes story of the ongoing cyber wars that involve the United States and Iran.
- War through a woman’s eyes: Did you know that some of the top war photographers today are women? This is a story of them.
- Are coders worth it? Aeon magazine asks the question. It is provocative and worth reading.
- “The Great Gatsby” & the epidemic of pornography masquerading as style: Colin McDowell talks about what is wrong with today’s fashion world.
- There is no such thing as invention, writes David Galbraith.
- Babe Ruth & Feature Lists: Why prioritized feature lists can be poisonous: Ken Norton warns against the problem of too many features. And he channels Babe Ruth, so I had to link to him.
- Why Yellow Fever is different than “having a type”: Chin Lu writes in the Bold Italic. I don’t really need to add anything other than say: read this piece.