7 stories to read this weekend

Between various news announcements including the release of the iPhone5, I am surprised I found time to actually read. Regardless, read I did, because I wanted to share some good stuff with you this weekend. Here are seven stories I recommend:

  • Remembering Bill Moggridge: An homage from Cooper-Smith National Design museum.
  • A literal epidemic of crutch words: The Atlantic‘s Jen Doll dishes on the phrases that are being overused, which in turn are ruining the language of Shakespeare. I could summarize, but the original piece is worth a read in its entirety.
  • You will never be Chinese: Mark Kitto went to China, learned the language, found love and realized he will also be who he is — not Chinese. A reflection on the new superpower and lessons learned over decades.
  • Rooked: The evolution of cheating in chess is a great story about the game of intellectuals. I stopped being good when I discovered nightclubs.
  • How big is a petabyte, exabyte, zettabyte or a yottabyte? If you ever wanted to know, here is your answer.
  • Digitization of the supply side of the labor market. The internet is redefining work and it is obvious that we are going to see more of these changes come our way. This is a great piece from John Horton who is one of my favorite thinkers about the evolution of work.
  • Rotary dials: I love phones. I love Paul Ford. So why wouldn’t I love phones+ford? Enough said.