From the recently updated post at OWID. See also: Our World in Data is Great and Getting Better; or, How I Destroyed Several Billion Medieval… Read More »Three things about the world from Max Roser and Our World in Data
Speaks for itself. See some of the 123 prototypes from 1:40. See also: Design Matters (23): Aqualisa shower control barDesign Matters (22): Phases of the… Read More »Design Matters (24), iteration edition: The Coat Hinger
… what you consider to be good working conditions may not be good for you. There are many illustrations of this point. For example, working… Read More »Richard Hamming on working with the door open
I think people have been seduced into thinking that the advance in information technology is going to bring more change to the future than I… Read More »Lant Pritchett on the limits of information technology; or, The Moore the Merrier?
It could almost have been written yesterday… Sir — There are few things of which the present generation is more justly proud than of the… Read More »Darwin among the machines: Samuel Butler (1863) on the mechanical master race
See also: Animation History: The Surprising History of Mickey MouseAlan Becker: Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston’s 12 Principles of Animation (and a bit of the… Read More »The History of Animation: Stop-motion in the 21st Century at Aardman
Back before 1870, there’s no possibility at all that humanity is going to be able to bake the economic pie sufficiently large that everyone can… Read More »Brad DeLong on Proudhon, property and coercion, and the Royal Society’s cornucopia
This excerpt is from DeLong’s interview on Conversations with Tyler. It’s a great discussion – highly recommended. COWEN: If we’re trying to think about the… Read More »Brad DeLong on technological growth and economic change 1870-2010