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From the reader #12

Eye-catching shots by Hungarian photographer Akos Major. Via AisleOne.

Akos Major seascape

Elsewhere, I like the illustrative style of Malika Favre, a French illustrator in London.

Malika Favre

The introductory video on Malika’s about page is a nice touch, too (below).

Don’t Get Screwed Over. A small website about the importance of contracts, or working agreements, or whatever you prefer to call them. Via @MatDolphin.

Thomas Burke 1896

One Race, Every Medalist Ever. A compelling short video from the New York Times about the men’s 100m sprint winners. There are similar videos for the long jump and men’s 100m freestyle.

Mike Dempsey says how I feel (to a certain extent) about branded clothing.

“No mater how discreet the logos are, be they Ralph Lauren’s Polo player or Fred Perry’s laurel, I don’t want them.”

Yours insincerely. How do you end your emails? Kind regards? “You might as well just write, ‘Whatever’.” Some wordy thoughts from Alan over at The Writer.

John at Social Design Notes shared an interesting snippet about social media censorship in China.

“Contrary to previous understandings, posts with negative, even vitriolic, criticism of the state, its leaders, and its policies are not more likely to be censored. Instead, we show that the censorship program is aimed at curtailing collection action by silencing comments that represent, reinforce, or spur social mobilization, regardless of content.”

And here are some of George Tannenbaum’s thoughts on the Olympics.

“Not all work can run a 9.58. Some work runs a 9.92. That doesn’t mean it sucks.”

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2 comments about “From the reader #12”

  1. “Don’t get screwed over” deserves a separate post. Great initiative! Thanks David.

  2. Every time I look at the first picture I see something different. The first time I saw different colored slides in the middle of a body of water. Then I saw several sizes of high heeled shoes. When I came back to the site for a third time I thought the picture was of cars, chairs, shoes, and slides. A great piece for sure!

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