We had a beautiful and sunny weekend in San Francisco — a much-needed break between endless days of drizzle. And that meant a chance to walk around and clock in my 10,000 steps. It also meant less reading and even less writing. Nevertheless, I am kicking off the week by sending you some good stuff to read, perhaps on your lunch break or when you’re commuting back from work.
- Stan Smith, the man and the sneaker: A great profile in New York Magazine on the man behind the coolest sneaker of all time.
- John Oliver, the Rolling Stone interview: Just when you forget about Rolling Stone interviews, a great one comes along.
- Data-driven campaigns are killing the Democratic Party: This Politico story needs an alternative headline: Republicans got better at the game of using data despite all the technologists who support the Democrats.
- Has America lost its identity?: A view from Germany.
- Algorithms are the judge, jury, and executioner: A thought-provoking essay in Aeon by Frank Pasquale, the author of The Black Box Society.
- How to think about fashion: Men’s fashion in particular.
By the way, in case you missed it, my former colleague Derek Harris is back into the writing game and has a new podcast and a new website focused on data and infrastructure, ArchiTECHit. Check it out!
I hope to be back on the writing track later this week. Anything specific you want me to write about, just drop me a note.
February 13, 2017, San Francisco