Weekend reading list – week of February 2

February 6, 2015

Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of February 2.

Don’t kill the comments
Do you think that online media should let users leave comments? What do you think about the (often dubious) debates they create? Some media sources, most notably Reuters, have recently done away with the comments section. Journalist Mathew Ingram jumps into the fray with an opinion.
→ Read it on Gigaom

The best design on Netflix
Choosing something to watch on Netflix can be a laborious task. This article for designers compiles a list of 22 superb classic movies on Netflix that just may inspire your work. Bookmark it!
Read it on Fast Company Design

Utah is on the rise
If this trend continues, California’s Silicon Valley may soon have a rival in the technology field: Utah! This U.S. state is growing in tech and is home to popular events like the Sundance Film Festival.
Read it on The New Yorker

Launch of SlingTV
Your TV and the Internet have finally merged with SlingTV, a service that enables you to watch live TV on the web for a $20 monthly fee. Currently only available in the U.S., SlingTV offers a variety of channels, including ESPN. The idea? To hook young Americans who rarely sit in front of the TV.
Read it on Quartz

Learn your typography
Korean designer Dong Yoon Park has introduced a neat little app called Typography Insight. This app teaches you the fundamentals of typography, using the world’s most famous fonts.
Read it on Étapes (french only)

Book recommendation of the week:
The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. In this book, the two leaders describe their vision of the future—a future in which everything is connected.

Read and recommended by Grey Recanati, Project manager at TP1.

Image from the movie Melancholia