After a visit to Amazon today, I see that they are beta testing plogs (Personalized webLOGS) on their main page. For my plog, it lists my recent orders (along with their scheduled delivery time) and a few items I might be interested. I went to find out more about this new amazing 'we know all your secrets' tool of Amazons', and discovered that on their 'what is a plog' page, they have BoingBoing at the top of the 'best and most popular' blog list.
Link (Thanks to Rafat Ali, Robin, and others who wrote in on this item, and humble thanks to Amazon folks for the BoingBoing kudos)
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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