Welcome to five ideas and one coffee. Each week, a combination of what's going on in the ongoing convergence of digital and social media, and how that impacts the way we communicate. Plus, something I learned about coffee this week.
Let's get started!
How the sandwich consumed Britain (By the end of the 20th century, more people in Britain were making and selling sandwiches than working in agriculture.) This article (almost 7000 words long) makes a lot of connections to culture and economics through the vehicle of the sandwich. Some language.
Transport around cities: which is the bigger problem: cycling or mapping and ride-sharing apps?
As we read headlines about a robot being granted citizenship and then calling for women's rights, it's worth also considering: is there such a thing as robot's rights?
How close have we already come to automated news, written by AI?
Idea Five (the how-to's):
This year, I'd like to hear from you about what you've learned over coffee. In the meantime, here's a look at some recipes for iced coffee.
... that's it!
It's time to take a break for Christmas and summer camp: See you next year! Hit reply if you've learned something, or if you'd like to suggest an idea or a coffee.