Blog / Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 24th July 2017

July 28, 2017

Things are a'changin’ - Matt T

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/must-read-article-how-our-lives-change-dramatically-20-delahunty

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how our lives are going to be changed by emerging exponential industries and this summary captures a lot of what I’ve been pondering. Exciting times ahead!

Best books of 2017 so far - Elena T

http://bookriot.com/2017/07/11/best-books-2017-far/

A generous list of the best books in 2017 that have been published until today, which you can look through by genre as well.

Nissan Leaf to introduce one pedal driving - James C

http://www.techradar.com/news/new-nissan-leaf-will-introduce-one-pedal-driving

Because EV drivers don’t need brakes, they can use the regen to slow them down! ;)

How work changed to make us all passionate quitters - Elena T

https://aeon.co/essays/how-work-changed-to-make-us-all-passionate-quitters

As opposed to the socialist principles of putting the good of the group first and having a centralised planning for an economy, capitalism has changed people’s attitude toward work by making them turn themselves into marketable assets, looking for individual success.

Spiel des Jahres 2017 winners - Charlie E

http://spieldesjahres.com/en/game_archive/2017

This might be of interest to board game night attendees. I didn’t know this was a thing but it seems there are annual board game awards; this is the list of 2017 winners but it goes way back. There was also a long HN discussion where lots of other games are mentioned. Perhaps time to arrange another unboxed board game night?

How a VC-funded company is undermining the open-source community - Elena T

https://theoutline.com/post/1953/how-a-vc-funded-company-is-undermining-the-open-source-community

A San Francisco startup called Kite has taken over two open source projects and has started implementing changes that are self-serving, undermining the spirit of opensource.

Track of the Week - Dennis T

Feel good song because it’s Friday.

Best day of my life - American Authors