I’ve tried to do this on Wednesdays, but some weeks before I know it, Wednesday is long gone and Thursday is half over. So as a testament to slipping schedules everywhere, I give you, Thursday Linkfest:
- YouTube – How to Dial a Rotary Telephone – This is amusing, but it’s easy to forget in 20 years all the cool stuff we’re so proud of today will seem just as silly to the young then as this does to the young now.
- YouTube – Watson Describes Invention of Telephone by Bell – Nothing quite as good as a first person account of an invention.
- Four ways to fix a broken legal system | Video on TED.com –
I think this is one of the first TED videos I’ve ever linked to. Self-explanatory. Problem is, like the senate, the people with the power to make change are the least motivated.
- Where a Cellphone Is Still Cutting Edge – NYTimes.com – Innovation is relative and a simple idea can have profoundly different, and larger, effects in unexpected places.
- How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online? | Information Is Beautiful – Nice infographics. Not sure about the quality of the data, but it’s probably a good ballpark. I’d love to see a similiar thing for writers.
- Sun`s path June to December – Pure low tech coolness. 6 months of time lapse showing the suns movement over their home.
- Typography Is Important – Well-Made Magazine – Techmic Studios – One of the better typography primers I’ve ever seen
thank you for linking to Howard’s “Four Ways To Fix A Broken Legal System” over at Ted.com. I thoroughly enjoyed it & agreed with everything Howard said.
Scott — I found the Non-designer
When I type essays I curse. With typewriters, to indicate the M dash you would type a minus sign twice, with a space. And you would indicate italics by underlining a word. Today, when I can “indicate” italics by literally typing them, I am bitterly disappointed that I cannot literally type an M dash, for it is my favorite essay punctuation, and I don’t want to use two hyphens on a modern computer.
Arthur: Cool. I enjoyed it too.
Dick: That book was a classic – I think they’ve made books on web design as well, though I’ve never read it.
If you find typography and letterforms interesting, Lawson’s “Anatomy of a Typeface” is a fascinating read.