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Assorted links for 10/07/2019

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1. Do Octopi Dream? An Astonishing Nature Documentary Suggests They Do (science) 2. The Patron Saint of Bookstores. 100 years ago, Sylvia Beach, the first publisher of James Joyce’s Ulysses, opened the doors to her legendary bookstore, Shakespeare & Co. (publishing history, JSTOR) 3. GDP Is Not a Measure of Human Well-Being (society, Harvard Business Review) 4. Another Week, Another Nutrition Axiom Upended: Is Eating Meat Unhealthy? (food, Undark)and Is meat really that bad for […]

Assorted links for 09/17/2019

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1. Probably the best news this week year: The Far Side Teases Its Return 2. Maria Raga: the CEO behind Gen Z’s favourite shopping app (fashion, The Guardian) 3. The Rise of Peer Review: Melinda Baldwin on the History of Refereeing at Scientific Journals and Funding Bodies Baldwin’s great article is making rounds and it is worth reading. PDF here. 4. The Body Shop. Advances in robotics may soon make it possible for workers to […]

Assorted links for 08/11/2019

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1. Singapore’s Ambassador: ‘Our Laws Are for Us to Make’ (Singapore) 2. Content pricing in the age of the digital-native generation (publishing) We identify two optimal content-medium pricing strategies: (i) the publisher offers information goods or content only in the digital medium under some market conditions, and (ii) under other market conditions, the publisher offers a choice of a bundle of the digital and the physical mediums or only the digital medium. Interestingly, we find […]

Assorted links for 08/10/2019

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1. Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame 2. TIL: there is a Microsoft PowerPoint World Championship 3. The New York Times and The Guardian are celebrating good digital revenue news today The New York Times now has 3.78 million digital subscribers. That’s a substantial increase compared to previously reported numbers.The Guardian has 655,000 regular paying supporters and… 4. Why you should join a journal’s editorial board 5. Is Big Tech addictive? A debate with Nir Eyal