To be honest, I couldn't come up with a snappy name for this issue. So I just told you some of what was in it. It's a grab-bag of a lot of neat stuff! Enjoy!
Fun on the Internet
A thoughtful consideration of the accelerating arms race between publishers and begrudging consumers.
I always mentally pronounce laughing acronyms the way they look. lmao - "luhmao", wtf - "wudifffff", rofl - "roffle". People pronouncing "lol" out loud killed "lol" for me, though.
I wasn't aware that this is was thing, but when I became aware that was a thing, I wasn't all that surprised. Interesting to know about regardless.
On the Edge
I've heard of people doing this for reconstructive surgery, but never just because they felt like it.
Here's a video of an astronaut cooking a meal in space. The food almost escapes, but she prevails in the end.
It's happening. I mean, this has always been happening, but now it's happening more, and it will continue to happen more and more frequently.
Social engineers are uncertified engineers, but you wouldn't know that by talking to them. An interesting look at how a social engineer can work systems and people to make quick cash - but it always catches up to them.
Neat historical piece on the early days of graphics in computing. And of course, every new media is used first and foremost for pornography.
Interesting thoughts on how 3d interfaces might exist. It's lacking in concrete user interface and experience suggestions, but it's a stimulating discussion topic for imagining futuristic computer systems we might use in the future.
Sometimes I wonder what's going on. Things seem to change but still stay the same, and I'm here in the middle, floating along - or am I? As my only point of reference, I occasionally have trouble figuring out what matters and where I fit into it all. I think anyone in the future can recognize this feeling at least a little bit, so I think it's cool that this article is addressing existential thoughts in the mainstream.
Just one more way our retail experience is moving towards a gig-based, peer-to-peer service-oriented economy. I highly doubt it'd rattle brick-and-mortar stores for essentials like groceries (being able to InstaCart tends to be a luxury for those with the money to pay for the upcharge), but it certainly spreads more and more money into the platforms that create these delivery systems. Something to keep an eye on.