Linkology: The Best of the Internet for 11/26/10

Linkology: The Best of the Internet for 11/26/10

Since you have nothing to do today except brave the Black Friday crowds and shake the carbohydrate-scented webs of yesterday’s food coma off, I figure you probably want some interesting things to read.  Lucky for you, we have a nice collection of stuff for you this weekend, starting with the following message:

Since launching this blog in 2008, we have seen our readership literally explode.  We want to thank our readers — both old and new — for helping make MIPRO Unfiltered a widely-read industry blog for all things PeopleSoft and Business Intelligence.  We also appreciate the feedback that says you like our off-topic posts, because it’s our job to keep things not only informative, but interesting as well.

So, thank you.  This place would be an echo chamber without you, our reader.

Onto this week’s finest:

Roger Ebert has one of the most cogent posts regarding the TSA and its backscatter/pat-down PR mess I’ve read anywhere.

Remember 3.5″ floppy disks?  This poster set imagines how many floppies would be necessary for modern software.  For instance: 46 disks for iTunes 8.02, 358 for Photoshop CS4, 1760 for The Sims 3.

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction: the NYTimes on how today’s overstimulus-prone culture is creating huge obstacles to focus and learning.

David Pogue’s 10 favorite iPhone apps.

Pixar’s video entitled It Gets Better.  Have tissues handy.

Give Me Something To Read hand-picks the best articles and essays saved with Instapaper.  Here is their best of 2010.  I’ve read most of these and can say with conviction that this is a fantastic selection.

Robert Scoble on iOS’s mobile app domination.

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web, an e-book created by Google’s Chrome team and illustrated by Christoph Niemann.  Have you ever seen such a perfect explanation about what browsers are and the way the web works?

And finally, have you heard of Danny MacAskill, the Scottish trials cyclist?  He’s amazing and literally does things on a bike you don’t think are possible.  Here he is.  Enjoy.

Have a great weekend, everyone.


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