I have been in back to back meetings, and I didn’t even realize how long my Pocket queue had become till yesterday afternoon, when I say down to catch up on all my reading. In fact, I just got done, and here are seven picks for the weekend. Hope you enjoy them:
- Anita Brookner: The last interview: The Booker prize winner and author of Hotel du Lac passed away this past week at the age of 87. Here is the last interview with her. [The Telegraph] (Additional reading: her obituary and tribute in The Guardian.)
- The Dribbilization of Design: an essay about the current state of modern Internet design and why it is so homogenous. [Morgane Santos]
- How liberal is Denmark really?: The Scandinavian nation is pretty hawkish when it comes to immigrants and refugees. [NY Review of Books]
- Why do we work so hard?: Good question. [1843 Magazine]
- Saving the self in the age of selfie: This is one of the best essays you will read about how we as people relate to computers. It is time for us to humanize the digital experience. [The American Scholar]
- Lousiana’s vanishing island: what if this happens all across the world and impacts big cities like Miami? [The Guardian]
- Memory faded, forgotten life: Who are we, when we forget? A sad, poignant and heart breaking writing. [Tim Kreider, AARP]
Here are some of my recent writings, in case you missed these:
- Why Uber & GM are on a head on collision.
- Look who’s missing from Fortune’s best places to work.
- Werner and a decade of Amazon cloud.