In the News 17.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets



1. The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

From Don Quixote to American Pastoral, take a look at the 100 greatest novels of all time . . .

Read the rest of this article at the guardian



2. Paul Smith: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

“Fashion designer Paul Smith ‘supplemented [his] income through working like hell doing anything’ Monday to Thursday when first starting out. By doing so, he was able to open a tiny shop of his own on Fridays and Saturdays.”

Read the rest of this article at 99u



3. Street Photography

“The photography of city life has, like the urban scenery itself, changed radically over the past few decades. Now a new book showcases the work of 100 contemporary photographers, each with a singular vision of the energy of urban existence.”

Read the rest of this article at FT Magazine



4. The Squeeze on the Middlebrow

According to a widely accepted story, the expansion of the middle class—the collapse of older social hierarchies, the decline of inherited privilege and the rise of a new meritocratic order—unfolded according to something like a natural law. The nature of capitalism, we have been taught to believe, tends toward greater equality, wider opportunity and the leveling of archaic, invidious distinctions based on pedigree.

Read the rest of this article at The New York Times



5. Humans Need Not Apply –

“This video combines two thoughts to reach an alarming conclusion: ‘Technology gets better, cheaper, and faster at a rate biology can’t match’ + ‘Economics always wins’ = ‘Automation is inevitable.'”

Video — watch at Kottke


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.



[image : photography by camilla slertman via domino magazine]

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