Clayton Christensen, 1953-2020: How will you measure your life?
How will you measure country size? Clever map shows true size of continents. Biggest winners: African and South America. Biggest losers: Canada, US, and Russia. (click to enbiggen.)
Pantone 448C is the ugliest color in the world. So be it. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we can all agree on ugly."
93-Year Old Man Wins a Storytelling Contest With a Hilarious Story About His Valentines in 1933. A beautiful story, well told. Do you remember to whom you gave valentines 60 years ago?
Josh Newman: Bootleg. "In retrospect, it’s clear that people were stealing music because that was the only way to get it online. As digital album sales data demonstrate, once they were able to buy music digitally, people flocked to that option in droves."
Ottmar Leibert: Opting Out. "Things are not going well in the music industry…. That’s an understatement. The truth is that things are pretty screwed up in the music industry… That’s also an understatement!"
Jamie Zawinski: MP3 is finally free. "MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free. There has never been another audio format as widely supported as MP3, it's good enough for almost anything, and now, over twenty years since it took the world by storm, it's finally free."
Matthew Inman: You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you. Another beautiful story, well told.