Some interesting links for this month:
- To start with, a great clip from Moby Dick (the 1956 movie with Gregory Peck)
- A story with a self-descriptive headline: “When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism”
- An abandoned “ufo village”, with wacky spaceship-style homes
- Archive.org keeps getting better and better, adding old science fiction magazines.
- This is an old article (for a niche interest 😛): even the shabbiest B-grade movie is based on something, and the “Scorpion King” franchise was inspired by this carving in an old cliff, that mentioned one ”King Scorpion.
- We don’t need another “darker narrative of print”, but Clay Shirky wrote a good one anyway.
- An MIT Tech Review article, with this quote:
I’m not saying that many of these tools, apps, and other technologies are not hugely convenient. But in a sense, they run counter to who we are as human beings.
- I don’t always post photos from the internet, but when I do, it’s freaky clouds.
- Ah yes, yes, yes, more clever spy thrillers: “The Glorious Return of George Smiley”
- This is not a fun title, but … a good Atlantic Magazine article that should be read nevertheless: “How America Went Haywire”
- While we’re on sad titles, here’s another one: “The first social media suicide” (warning: not a happy read)
- Aeon Magazine frequently has some great long-form essays, as this one about Freud the Philosopher (before Freud the Psychoanalyst).
- Fantastic history of a weird instrument, the theremin (I came across it as the one used in the opening theme of Midsomer Murders).
- To end it, another great clip from the same movie.