What Does Sansa Stark Really Want? The Game of Thrones Season Finale Offered a Few Clues.

What I am reading: Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. HBO In a few short seasons, Sansa Stark (–Lannister Bolton, if you want to be precise) has transformed from one of Game of Thrones…, What Does Sansa Stark Really Want? The Game of Thrones Season Finale Offered a Few Clues., http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/06/27/what_does_sansa_stark_really_want_looking_for_clues_in_the_game_of_thrones.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation

What I am reading: Factsheets Today’s dynamic and competitive global economy demands an ambitious national commitment to technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. America led…, Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation, https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2016/06/27/hillary-clintons-initiative-on-technology-innovation/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

California Today: How Badly Do You Want That New Rail Line? – NYTimes.com

What I am reading: Good morning. We’re trying something new this week: California Today, a morning update for our California readers. Tell us what you’d like to see:…, California Today: How Badly Do You Want That New Rail Line? – NYTimes.com, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/us/california-today-transit-taxes.html?nytmobile=0, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

AI, Apple and Google

What I am reading: (Note – for a good introduction to the history and current state of AI, see my colleague Frank Chen’s presentation here .) In the last couple of years, magic…, AI, Apple and Google, http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2016/6/23/ai-apple-and-google, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

‘Brexit’ Opens Uncertain Chapter in Britain’s Storied History – NYTimes.com

What I am reading: LONDON — Asked to vote in or out, Britain has chosen decisively to cast off its 43-year-old membership in the European Union , leaving it to face a more complex…, ‘Brexit’ Opens Uncertain Chapter in Britain’s Storied History – NYTimes.com, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/25/world/europe/brexit-european-union-uncertain-chapter-in-britains-storied-history.html?nytmobile=0, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

What I am reading: Photo Credit Anna Parini The Checkup Dr. Perri Klass on family health. Do children in a keyboard world need to learn old-fashioned handwriting? There is a…, Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age, http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/why-handwriting-is-still-essential-in-the-keyboard-age/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Everyone does it

What I am reading: Johnson: Euphemism THE language of marketing usually promises wonderful things: whiter whites, sex appeal, adventure, excitement, a whole new you, just do it,…, Everyone does it, http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2014/12/johnson-euphemism, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Think Less, Think Better

What I am reading: Gérard DuBois A FRIEND of mine has a bad habit of narrating his experiences as they are taking place. I tease him for being a bystander in his own life. To be…, Think Less, Think Better, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/19/opinion/sunday/think-less-think-better.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

The future of agriculture

What I am reading: Factory fresh If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already…, The future of agriculture, http://www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2016-06-09/factory-fresh, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

How insane work hours became a mark of American privilege

What I am reading: ADVERTISEMENT Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Americans work a lot: 47 hours a week on average, according to a 2014 survey — and a fifth work as much as…, How insane work hours became a mark of American privilege, http://theweek.com/articles/629256/how-insane-work-hours-became-mark-american-privilege, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,