I've been opening my bananas stem-side first all my life. On Friday, David showed me how monkeys open bananas. They pinch them on the other end. Boy, it's a lot easier. I'll never open a banana the dumb way again.
Reader comment: Kevin says: "I learned this genius monkey technique a few years ago and it was a
defining moment in my life. An added bonus is that the stem end of the
banana pops out easily once you've eaten down that far."
Pesco comment: All the credit goes to Sean Ness who taught me the trick on Friday.
Reader comment: Adam says: "This is an article written for Slate.com by my college economics professor - Steven Landsburg. He attempts to use economics to explain why people peel bananas differently than monkeys. It might be an interesting follow up to your recent post about peeling bananas."
Reader comment: Steve has a video that shows how bananas can be split into three longitudinal pieces.
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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