Running out of excuses as to why it takes me so long to get this post written, so rather than bore you with it, here’s my round-up of what’s been interesting me on the web recently.
Reasons to be cheerful
Nothing annoys me quite as regularly as gender stereotyping kids toys – the art of pigeon-holing children before they’ve actually had the chance to find out what they’re interests in. So Hurrah for a Swedish firm which reverses gender stereotyping in toys.
I really like Radiolab – now I’ve discovered they’ve compiled a book list of reads mentioned in their podcasts.
And on the subject of books, here’s an enjoyable review of How Soon Is Now? On indie music labels in @GuardianBooks
While for those wondering there is some advice on How To Write The Great American Novel
Bleak news for those in print… as new figures highlight Publishers lost $26.7 billion in print and gained only $1.2 billion in new digital revs since 2005.
Interesting read asking if the Television Format a Logical Next Step for Web Series Creators?
Excellent read on what comes next for pro-sportsmen and women…
Open University gets 10M downloads on iTunes U in 6 months, crosses 50M downloads mark with Stanford
Another hurrah for Etsy for providing $50k in grants to support women in engineering.
Neil Young is an inventor? The rocker has developed a new audio format as an HD alternative to MP3
MakerBot proves even ancient Persians paid too much for chess sets