What I’ve been reading

I just got back from eight incredible days in Bangladesh. More on that soon.

In the meantime, here’re some links that’ve caught my eye of late:

  • The Wire creator David Simon in the WaPo: “In Baltimore, No One Left to Press the Police” ((Thanks to A for the link.))
  • Youtube video (embedded below): “A look at the Peel P50 and Peel Trident microcars built in Peel, Isle of Man in the mid-1960s” ((Thanks to my dad for the link.))

  • This WSJ book review is several months old, but it’s worth reading. It’s a look at a book about author Robert Pirsig and the sad story behind Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. ((Thanks to J for reminding me about this book.))
  • “Obama’s digital guru (aka Thomas Gensemer) at City: ‘Email is still the killer app‘”
  • Daily Routines: Michael Lewis on writing. My favorite part:

    But I’ve written in awful enough situations that I know that the quality of the prose doesn’t depend on the circumstance in which it is composed. I don’t believe the muse visits you. I believe that you visit the muse. If you wait for that “perfect moment” you’re not going to be very productive.

  • Kevin Kelly’s Street Use blog on technological improvisation here in Thailand.
  • John Stewart shakes his fist at Twitter.

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