It’s that time of the week again, a week in which failure, the future of journalism (perhaps not unconnected) and Star Wars seemed to feature fairly prominently. And I promise not to mention a certain promotion celebration
Failure is an option
Undercover economist and presenter of Radio 4’s More or Less Tim Harford has produced an entertaining three-minute video (and nice book plug) about the three principles of failure. Kind of timely after the event I attended this week.
Among the highlights of the week (this apart) was a fantastic Star Wars spoof of the NY Times Osama bin Laden story. Simply brilliant – from the excellent recruitment ad, all the way down to the comments.
Steampunk Star Wars
Staying with the Force, fabulous Victorian-style Star Wars figures – I’m pretty smitten by the R2D2 and Boba Fett re-imagining. Revel in their awesomeness
Nice report in Velovision on the SPEZI show. I particularly like the velomobiles. WoOT!
Some more nice future manufacturing stuff. Wired had this article on 3D Printing: An Industrial Revolution in Digital Age?
And there was this wonderful feature in the Independent on the cultural importance of manufacturing Not Made in England
Interesting piece in Street Fight, the new online mag for hyperlocal, on the right ratio of Editors to Contributors
Columbia Journalism School had a report debating business models for digital journalism – don’t bank on paywalls