Well, they didn't change my life, but #7, "Flight Radar," was sort of amazing.
A strong candidate for ad of the year. It got me to buy a pint of "Afternoon Delight". I liked it.
What I found most interesting about this piece is the map, "Estimated share of adults with typical internet speeds faster than dialup, by county". It would be nice if the article had explained. Why are Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Mississippi(!) doing so well?
A small reminder--if you need one--of just exactly how much things have changed.
This is where they put together "Learning How to Learn," taken by more than 1.8 million students from 200 countries, the most ever on Coursera.
Machine learning is this generation's version of the "Plastics" in The Graduate.
I remember reading an interview with him in a magazine sometimes in the 1980's in which he made a bunch of PC-related forecasts. He predicted large, high-resolution monitors would be common earlier than they were, but otherwise, as I recall, he was comparably accurate.
Tim Harford comes to praise paper, barbed wire, shipping containers, barcodes, and other wonders of the modern world.
Amazon Prime is currently meeting my needs. I've dabbled a bit with some of these second-tier services and I think they're most useful for one thing: if you've ever needed to know just how many, many--many!--bad movies have been made, check some of the services out.
From a surprising source comes news of the wonders of technology and the promise it holds.
So the tough news is that more will be on you. The good news is that systems--like Khan-College Board--are emerging everywhere to enable anyone to accelerate learning for the age of acceleration.