Notes for visual thinkers.
Obama has been terrible for the middle class.
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Striking data visualization of how the American middle class has been faring in the past couple of decades (hint: The 21st century has not been kind so far). From the NY Times Upshot http://nyti.ms/1wAVQQW
The new, stupid ban on “professional” photography violates the First Amendment, the Service admits that there’s no actual need for it, and it will undermine the visibility of the national parks at a time when they are under unprecedented threat from developers, the energy sector, and mining.
To everyone who’s all excited about “ello”, you’d be wise to be extremely suspicious of anyone hocking the ideology of freedom and neutrality.
The Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine ($65.62) sounds fantastic — the lengthy selection of positive reviews confirm the manufacturer’s claim that a “talented 10 year old” could assemble it, and it can be disassembled and reassembled, which makes it great for classrooms, camps and studios. (via Red Ferret)
Here’s the slide deck [PDF] from a Michael Dearing presentation called “The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done.” As Kottke points out, a lot of context is missing, but what’s there is fascinating — an enumeration of the blind spots of “people who get extraordinary stuff done in Silicon Valley,” based on interviews with 4,515 founders from 2,481 companies.