In the News 20.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


In the News 20.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets
Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets



1. Thoughts on Design: Paul Rand on Beauty, Simplicity, the Power of Symbols, and Why Idealism Is Essential in Creative Work

“At the age of only thirty-three, Rand collected these uncompromising principles and his rare brand of idealism in the influential 1947 volume Thoughts on Design (public library), which has been newly resurrected after decades in the morgue of out-of-print gems.”

Read the rest of this article at Brain Pickings



2. 30 Years of Apple

“Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh with the promise to put the creative power of technology in everyone’s hands. It launched a generation of innovators who continue to change the world. This 30‑year timeline celebrates some of those pioneers and the profound impact they’ve made.

Read more & view the time line at Apple



3. How Much It Costs to Raise a Kid, in 4 Charts

“A middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about a quarter of a million dollars in child-rearing expenses over the next 18 years, according to a new report from the USDA.”

Read the rest of this article at Mother Jones



4. Interview : Why Is Quincy Jones Worried About Music’s Future And The Distortion Of Sound?

“Among his many musical milestones, Quincy Jones’ name will forever be linked with Thriller, the worldwide smash he produced with Michael Jackson in 1982. The work has been held up as a near-perfect piece of pop artistry, blending genres, boasting an unprecedented seven Top 10 hits, and earning sales records that remain unbroken to this day. So how does the man behind the biggest album of all time feel about today’s singles-oriented iTunes culture, where one can pick and choose tracks a la carte based on an incomplete sample? Does he feel that album making is a lost art?”

Read the rest of this article at VH1



5. The Paleo problem: Examining the pros and cons of the Paleo Diet.

“Unless you’ve been living in an actual cave, you’ve probably heard all about the Paleo – or “caveman” – diet. Maybe you’ve even tried it. A little meat here, some fresh veggies there. Perhaps going grain- or processed-food-free. It’s a cool idea that captures the imagination. But is it healthy? And does it work? That’s what we’ll explore in this article.”

Read the rest of this article at Precision Nutrition

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



[image : photography by melanie acevedo via domino magazine]

2 Notes
  • I thought the Paleo article was interesting. I’m supposed to be on a Paleo diet per doctor’s orders, but we’ve tweaked it some. I think that’s helped a lot in the long run, which this article seems to back up.

  • Alex said...

    #1 from Brain Pickings stood out to me as well. I am not a designer but was interested by Paul Rand’s insightful thoughts.

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