"Websites are really simple, but we insist on making them complicated." - Confucius
What we're reading this week
Adam: Rolling Stone has a lengthy oral history of everyone’s favorite website from the 90s including (exclusive!) interviews with a number of the creators.
Ben: Did you know that there are measurable stylistic differences between maps made in different countries? (PDF warning) (Hat tip to Joshua Stevens at NASA for this link)
Dani: Sometimes, journalists misinterpret the statistics part of scientific research, but just as often, the research studies are flawed.
David: It took all summer to read this story, but guess what I finally finished?
Ryan: These absurd GIFs made using the woodblock art of Hokusai were created by artist Atsuki Segawa and are worth taking a moment to puzzle over.
Bert: D'awww, little biochemical bots!
One of my favorites, this classic essay should be dubbed the Entrepreneur's Bible, and rogue corporate-employee-gone-cartoonist Hugh Macleod, is transforming business culture with his daily cartoon.
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LISTEN: The Leningrad Cowboys’ rendition of Sweet Home Alabama, featuring the Red Army Choir
COOK: #90sJunkFoodClense. You've been warned.
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