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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #87

by | September 23, 2016, 12:47pm

  1. St. Louis Is The New Startup Frontier | “In 2013, when I was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, I flew to St. Louis to learn about the city’s budding startup scene. The city, like the rest of the U.S., was stuck in a decades-long entrepreneurial slump that had left its economy dependent on a handful of big, staid corporations — corporations that were pulling up stakes to head overseas at a rate that alarmed local leaders. (The city’s iconic brewer, Anheuser-Busch, had been sold to a Belgian conglomerate five years earlier.) But an informal coalition of local business leaders, wealthy investors and ambitious 20-somethings were trying to spark an entrepreneurial revival in the Arch City.”
  2. xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline | “[After setting your car on fire] Listen, your car’s temperature has changed before.”
  3. This Guy Collected A Complete Stone Alphabet Over 10 Years | “This whole stone alphabet has been collected in the swiss alps by André Quirinus Zurbriggen during the past 10 years. Fascinated by the idea, we decided to create an interactive stone font which allows you to write anything in stones (or rather, with stones).”
  4. The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen | “It’s Zuora’s, and it’s brilliant. Here’s why.”
  5. A Nonfiction Map Of The United States | “On this list are biographies, essays, memoirs, reported histories, a volume of oral history-based poetry, and, ok, one book that’s a fiction-memoir hybrid that I just really, really wanted to include because of how much it has informed my own desire to lose myself in the woods of upstate New York…”
  6. A Fascinating Film About the Last Day of Hot Metal Typesetting at the New York Times | “On July 2, 1978 the New York Times made a significant technological leap when they scuttled the last of 60 manually-operated linotype machines to usher in the era of digital and photographic typesetting.”
  7. Work/Life Separation Is Impossible. Here’s How to Deal with It. | “As much as we may try, there is no wall between our work selves and our home selves. Keeping a balance means getting real with how one affects the other.”
  8. The Difference Between ‘Type A’ And ‘Type B’ People In One Hilarious Comic | “The difference between “Type A” and “Type B” people is basically night and day. Type A people typically have difficulty relaxing, while Type B people are laid back. Type A people generally can’t stand being slowed down, while Type B people prefer a more relaxed pace.”
  9. Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution | “Intuit’s Suzanne Pellican on why designers need to (sometimes) take a back seat to their developers.”
  10. The Links Between Creativity and Depression | “And how the design industry can tackle mental health.”

Bonus link: how scrambled text by Cicero became the standard for typesetters everywhere. The Story of Lorem Ipsum.


Image: rocks collected by André Quirinus Zurbriggen, link #3.