Link Post - Must Read Thinkpiece

MikeNM

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August 27, 2018

Medium - At last, a think piece that really makes you think.

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Link Post - The Death Of Reading

MikeNM

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August 27, 2018

The Paris Review - While there is a certain old man yells at cloud quality to this essay, it has some points. While I think that books have survived the proliferation of other media, as proven out by the YA booms of the last decade or so, it may be forcing people to "read the right way" that is hurting reading. Turning reading into . . .

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Link Post - Miyamoto Warns Against A Race To The Bottom

MikeNM

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August 24, 2018

US Gamer - One of the most prolific creators in video games has warned the industry to shy away from a race to the bottom in free to play games. Though you'd think creating Mario and Zelda would be enough to get some people to listen, Nintendo is already planning at least two more free to play titles. Though I would like Miyamoto to be . . .

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Link Post - MacOS Screenshot Archive

MikeNM

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August 24, 2018

512 Pixels - Hackett is probably the biggest wonk about old Mac stuff right now. He has created a unique project here documenting the evolution of MacOS through screenshots. Even if you aren't an Apple fan, you can see some of the design trends in software over the last 20ish years.

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Link Post - Day One Version 3

MikeNM

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August 23, 2018

The Sweet Setup - Day One is a well-designed app with a ton of features that don't complicate the interface. It is the best example of the kind of work that you only see in the Apple developer community. It's an app I aspire to use more, but only because of my own laziness do I not use it every day.

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Link Post - The Trump Midterms

MikeNM

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August 23, 2018

538 - Midterms are a pretty short season, but they ramp quickly. The idea that the Democrats are leaning away from Impeachment, while Republicans use it to rally the base to the defense of Trump shouldn't be surprising at a macro level. It may be a big miscalculation on the Democrats' part. Considering there still seems to be a . . .

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Link Post - The Digital Mob

MikeNM

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August 22, 2018

Technology Review - Citing a study in Germany and Myanmar, Facebook's filter effect has been cited as a possible cause for increased racial violence.

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