This weekend’s NFL draft brought a lot of couch sitting. Along with the couch sitting came a whole lot of web reading: Catching up with weeks of RSS feeds and articles I’d missed. Anyhow, since there are more links than you could possibly catch in the sidenotes, I figured I’d point out some of my favorites. (One quick thing: Montana people, I haven’t forgotten about posting all those links from my session, just didn’t have the right notebook at home this weekend. Look for it next week.)
- While in San Francisco I heard a great quote (attributed to Andy Warhol) that went something like “talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” Well, turns out there’s some controversy over who actually said it.
- Another San Francisco thing: Benjamin from the Barbarian Group suggested I check out the Milwaukee’s Best Beer Cannon, I suggest you do the same.
- I quite like Kottke’s list of ways in which working on kottke.org is like gardening.
- Kick Map is the New York City subway map redesign and re-imagined. 37signals explains why, although less accurate, it’s a whole lot more helpful.
- Nothing terribly insightful here, but there are some good numbers in this article about how a movie’s theatre success is not necessarily an indication of long term money.
- From PSFK: “ParkAtMyHouse is a new service that provides affordable and penalty-free parking around public venues by enabling property-owners to rent out their empty driveways, garages, car parks and other spare pieces of land to drivers needing somewhere to park.”
- The Trouble with Twitter: Annalee Newitz on the dangers of the continual speeding up of culture and communication.
- I really love this idea for the world’s slowest instant messenger (especially in response to the last link). People forget that as everything speeds up, purposefully slowing down says something profound.
- Karl Long on Nikon’s blog outreach program, which I originally heard about at his Adtech panel.
- Another link for Karl, this one to a great Ira Glass piece on storytelling.
Well, I think that’s it for now. Anyone else have any links they’d like to share? Now is your big chance.