An interesting post on a watch website that looks at how Apple needs to win people over with the Watch. Very in-depth and objective read from someone who deeply cares about watches.
"The Apple Watch feels like a genuine modern manifestation of the watch, complete with quality materials and a very pleasant ergonomic and tactile experience. It is a watch product that would have naturally come about if the traditional watch industry continued to modernize and develop after the quartz watch became the status quo."
TripAdvisor is apparently now so large that it can impact entire countries. The site now touts 890,000 hotels and the world's largest collection of user-contributed travel photos anywhere. If you're ever booking or researching a trip, you'll inevitably find yourself on the site, but how did it get to be so big?
"We are deeply concerned about the fact that we don’t know what this technology is doing to us. And our feverish mass adoption of the era’s tech advances is moving too quickly for us to have the time (in the moment, or in terms of historical data) to answer our very legitimate questions."
A harrowing look into how schools and other educational institutes spy on their students. They're watching every post students make and often going to great lengths in an attempt to trace students who are using anonymous profiles.
How did the inventor of the world's best frisbee wind up later inventing the world's best coffee gadget? According to him, "inventing is a disease and there is no known cure."
I accidentally created an international news story this week, simply by tweeting a picture of a patent for toilet paper. It was an interesting lesson for me in how far viral tweets can travel and what a single joke can turn into.
Highly recommended reading. The rules of business that you should follow for everything you do in your life:
- Pretend like you're a human being
- Make it inevitable
- Every job you do has your signature on it
- Everyone should always be trying to make it easier for everyone