In the News 26.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


In the News 21.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets


1. “Literature is the original Internet”

“Maria Popova tweets 60 times a day but fears the Internet’s information overload. She told Max Tholl how to strike the balance and not conflate the amusing with the interesting.”

Read the rest of this article at The European



2. Copy Jimmy Fallon’s Interview Technique To Be The Most Likable Person In The Room

“Celebrities, political leaders, and people from all walks of life enjoy Fallon because he enjoys them. Fallon is interesting to watch because he’s interested in his guests. And that makes Fallon likeable, which is why he’s dominating the late night ratings.”

Read the rest of this article at Forbes



3. The Matter of Time

“Journalists at Time Inc. are on edge. “All of it confuses me,” says veteran Time columnist Joe Klein. ‘Everybody is worried, obviously.’ A 25 percent cost-cutting target has been set across the company. In recent months, according to sources, there were discussions about converting Time to a biweekly. Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs protested and was able to delay a decision. ‘If you want to save money you can start with my salary,’ she told executives. But she’s had to genuflect to the business side in other matters, scaling down foreign resources in particular.”

Read the rest of this article at NY Mag



4. The story of Elon Musk and GM’s race to build the first mass-market electric car

“One of the hottest clashes in technology pits two pathmakers in the new era of electric cars—Tesla and General Motors. Both are developing pure electrics that cost roughly $35,000, travel 200 miles on a single charge, and appeal to the mass luxury market.”

Read the rest of this article at Quartz



5. How a California man is using 3-D printers to bring prosthetic limbs to war-torn Sudan

“‘When we bought the plane tickets to go over, we didn’t know how to make an arm, we didn’t know how to 3D print and make this thing, didn’t know where Daniel was, but we’d committed and we’d figure it out,’ Ebeling says.”

Read the rest of this article at PRI


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  • Alex said...

    All of them are interesting links. I will start with the jimmy Fallon one since I am a fan.

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