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7 stories to read this weekend

Written on:April 21, 2012
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It is supposed to be a wonderful, pretty weekend around here, so I don’t plan on getting in front of the computer much. I hope you spend time enjoying yourself as well. However, if you do end up on the Internet, here are some stories I found that are worth reading.

  • There is a lot of talk about UX (user experience) and UI (user interfaces) these days. But do you really know how they differ and what they really mean? This funny post explains it all.
  • Love it or hate it, whichever way you see it, The Huffington Post became an Internet news beast and changed the game in the middle. Columbia Journalism Review’s Michael Shapiro takes a close look at the phenomenon.
  • Fortune magazine investigates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant debacle and paints an eye-opening picture about the crisis and Japanese corporate culture. It is magazine journalism at its best.
  • Staying with that theme, I am recommending this awesome piece I stumbled upon on Smithsonian.com: 10 things we’ve learned about the Earth since the last Earth Day. I can tell you we have not learned any lessons.
  • Texas Monthly looks at the fall from grace of veteran newsman Dan Rather. It is a brilliant read and one of the reasons why I continue to read Texas Monthly.
  • Scott Anthony, author of The Little Black Book of Innovation, outlines the four worst innovation assassins.
  • The best James Bond book covers. Enough said.

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