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Links van 24 maart 2016 tot 28 maart 2016

Why is David Cameron so silent on the recapture of Palmyra from the clutches of Isis? | Voices | The Independent
In the end, it was the Syrian army – and its Hizballah chums from Lebanon, and the Iranians, and the Russians – who drove the Isis murderers out of Palmyra

So You Wanna Be a Chef— by Bourdain | Michael Ruhlman
I am frequently asked by aspiring chefs, dreamers young and old, attracted by the lure of slowly melting shallots and caramelizing pork belly, or delusions of Food Network stardom, if they should go to culinary school. I usually give a long, thoughtful, and qualified answer. But the short answer is “no.”

Blandly. A Full-Service Integrated Digital Blanding Agency

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct – Quartz
The AlphaGo-Lee Sedol matchup was an intense contest between human and artificial intelligence. But it also contained several moves made by both man and machine that were outlandish, brilliant, creative, foolish, and even beautiful. Deconstructing the gameplay helps explain why AlphaGo’s achievement is even more notable than it may seem on the surface and points to a fascinating future for AI.

VW’s $1.85 Million Bugatti Escapes Cuts as Successor Eyed – Bloomberg Business
Ondertussen, in een andere wereld… “The clientele between Bentley and Bugatti is remarkably different,” Wolfgang Duerheimer, who returned to his post as Bentley CEO and president of Bugatti in June after 2 years, told reporters in July. “The Bentley customer on average owns 8 cars. The average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, 3 jets and one yacht.”

The scariest thing about Brussels is our reaction to it | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian
Paranoid politicians, sensational journalists – the Isis recruiting officers will be thrilled at how things have gone since their atrocity in Belgium

Links voor 27 maart 2011

March 2011 Update – Strategic Planning
En nu hopen dat ze er écht iets aan doen: "Here’s what we think the Editor Trends Study tells us: Between 2005 and 2007, newbies started having real trouble successfully joining the Wikimedia community. Before 2005 in the English Wikipedia, nearly 40% of new editors would still be active a year after their first edit. After 2007, only about 12-15% of new editors were still active a year after their first edit. Post-2007, lots of people were still trying to become Wikipedia editors. What had changed, though, is that they were increasingly failing to integrate into the Wikipedia community, and failing increasingly quickly. The Wikimedia community had become too hard to penetrate."

7 myths about paper prototyping
"Many information architects are obsessed with wireframes but in most projects, they aren't needed: they are just a bureaucratic overhead. You'll find that an electronic prototype, modified as the project progresses, provides a much more useful design communication tool than a wireframe."

Is Advertising Revenue Dead as a Blogging Income Stream?
The topic of conversation? Monetizing blogs by selling advertising directly to advertisers.Their conclusion on the topic? It’s a dead and obsolete method of making money.

Design Principles for Visual Communication | April 2011 | Communications of the ACM
How to identify, instantiate, and evaluate domain-specific design principles for creating more effective visualizations.

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