7 stories to read this weekend

Has Facebook fatigue set in? Are you sick and tired of seeing Mark Zuckerberg’s face all the time on blogs, in newspapers and on television? Relax, I have some good reading material for you and ┬áit doesn’t have anything to do with Facebook.

  • When train engineers talk telco. Trains were the Victorian Internet, and the early networks were built when we strung wires next to the train tracks. The Internet’s cables sneak around, next to train tracks. So when I read that post, I knew I had to share it. I am satisfying my inner telecom nerd, but it is actually a good post, even for non-telecom people.
  • The hierarchy of innovation. You may or may not like Nicholas Carr. You may or may not agree with him. But, you have to read him. Check out his latest rant about innovation and how it is changing.
  • The sweet spot of personal search: Tuhin Kumar works for Pulse, the iPad news app. He writes about the emergence of personal cloud tools, the need for personal search and why a lot of work needs to be done.
  • TV is not TV anymore. I guess others are catching on to what I have been saying since 2007 when we launched NewTeeVee. Nevertheless, Mark Harris breaks it down for mainstream readers in this New York magazine article.
  • A singularity hits venture capital. The whole venture capital industry is on the verge of being disrupted and that is a good thing, says Fred Destin.
  • What makes a 21st century mom? Good question. I don’t know the answer, but this post is enlightening. For whatever it is worth, I like my mom, old-fashioned and 20th century.
  • A moment of clarity in pursuit of happiness. Majd Taby’s sweet and happy post. I don’t have anything to add — just read it.

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