Apparently I got bored, because I put together the 2010-in-bookmarks post after all.
Turns out I bookmarked 734 things this year. Once I weeded out all the vim tips and Firefox plugins, I was surprised to discover that the single largest category of link was posts which I loosely group as being about thinking-about-thinking. Apparently cognitive biases and where they come from were a lot on my mind this year, for some reason. The next biggest category, less surprisingly, was links about writing and media (the Internet loves nothing more than talking about itself). I also present several reviews I consulted in preparing my review of The Magicians, by Lev Grossman, which book was apparently a bit of a thorn in my psyche. After that we're well into the weeds, category-wise, but that's frankly where a lot of the interesting stuff is, so here you go.
Thinking about Thinking
- My hearts in Accra Internet Freedom: Beyond Circumvention
- Best Practices for Designing Faceted Search Filters :: UXmatters
- An Ill Wind in Tortuca: Guest post by James Downard – The Panda's Thumb
- How to Set the Bullshit Filter When the Bullshit is Thick | Wired Science | Wired.com
- The Authoritarians
- Rands In Repose: Knee Jerks
- We Are All Talk Radio Hosts | Wired Science | Wired.com
- How facts backfire – The Boston Globe
- The Wrong Stuff : Reasonable Doubt: Innocence Project Co-Founder Peter Neufeld on Being Wrong
- Nine Things Developers Want More Than Money | Software by Rob
- Valuing Startup Options @ Hyperextended Metaphor
Writing, media, publishing
- apophenia: spectacle at Web2.0 Expo… from my perspective
- The future of web publishing, part seventeen million and six. – Charlie's Diary
- aliettedb: Writing cultures: insider vs. outsider
- Information Overload is Filter Failure, Says Shirky – Clips – Lifehacker
- A quick guide to the maxims of new media | Mark Coddington
- The Protocols of Science Fiction, by James Gunn
The Magicians, by Lev Grossman
- Why There Is No Jewish Narnia > Publications > Jewish Review of Books
- scatteredpaper: The Magicians
- Asking the Wrong Questions: The Magicians by Lev Grossman
- Hogwarts Professor Lev Grossmans The Magicians
- F&SF: THE MAGICIANS review, by Elizabeth Hand
- Bigger than Sliced bread: Mister Bookseller/Gospodin Libar — a very short but haunting comic
One thought on “2010 in links”
I was amused to note the not insubstantial overlap in our online reading habits. I also loved Gospodin Libar, and would be curious to find out more about its creator.
Your cognitive bias and Lev Grossman links put me in mind of C. S. Lewis’ “The Inner Ring”, which I seem to reread every few years. I recommend it for you: it’s concise, well-written, and says something profound and important about the low-level mechanics of evil and their pertinence to job-hunting.
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