Linky Goodness, 9/5/14 edition
Yes, folks, it’s the long-awaited return of linky goodness. I’ve been putting a lot of thought into how to manage personal publishing, and I think I have a plan. We’ll see how it works through September, and then we’ll adjust.
For now, here are some links from the past week or so that have caught my eye.
The secret world of fast fashion. I’ll always be an Operations Management geek — logistics stories are the best.
The 1099 wars
There’s an ugly showdown coming along in the 1099 wars. From Scott Kirsner in the Globe: In the sharing economy, a rift over worker classification and from The Information (subscription required): Court ruling on contractors a red flag for on-demand services.
The Globe has launched Crux, a new site focusing on Catholic issues. It’ll be interesting to see how much traction a single-focus site can get. If it succeeds, I look forward to seeing media companies cranking these out.
Or maybe not. Sports on Earth died an unpleasant death.
National Geographic has done a fantastic feature on why people are malnourished in the richest country on earth. Now’s as good a time as any to contribute to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
Our Coming Robot Overlords
Will a Google car sacrifice you for the good of the many? The ethical implications here are fascinating. We trust police officers, doctors, firefighters with this power; can we trust algorithms?
If you want to see most of these as I come across them, you should follow me (@jpbutler) on Twitter. My TweetDeputy application will also handily pull together all the links I’ve tweeted (along with all the links from everyone I follow).
If you have any suggestions, please drop me a line or send me a tweet.