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Weekend reading list – week of March 9

March 13, 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 March 9.

Replaceable by technology?
Medium just published an eye-opening article about how ever-evolving advancements in technology are shaping the future of our society. Among other things, the author discusses how computers can do most things that humans do, but more cost-effectively. A long read that’s well worth your time. Not recommended for technophobes
Read it in Medium  

Combine vacation and work in Bali
The beautiful Indonesian island of Bali has become an even more popular destination in recent years due to the book Eat, Pray, Love by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. Here’s an initiative that will make you want to visit, without having to leave everything behind thanks to a new “coworkation” space. What’s it all about? Combining work and a holiday with people who share the same mindset
Read it in Quartz

Forgetfulness in men
Ladies, do the men in your life sometimes forget bits of information you consider vitally important (something you find slightly annoying)? Studies are revealing why men are more susceptible to forgetting certain details than women. To understand it, researchers have looked into early childhood, specifically ages two to six.
Read it in New York Magazine

Turning around the web
According to Dries Buytaert, creator of the Drupal platform, the web could reach its full potential if it changed its current “pull-based” model to a “push-based” one. Under the “pull” model, since the beginning of the web, we visit websites, buy apps, navigate, etc. Changing to a “push” model would mean the web would be coming to us. The re-architecture would have numerous repercussions on the digital economy.
Read it on Dries Buytaert’s website 

The ultimate American road trip
Many people are fascinated by the richness of the territory to our south: historical sites, majestic landscapes, national parks, grand monuments, etc. Data genius Randy Olson has developed the ultimate American road trip using algorithms. His tour includes 50 stops and the quickest routes to visit them without it taking a year.
Read it in the Washington Post

Reading of the week:
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by the author of the successful Steve Jobs’ biography. He tells the story of key players in the evolution of computers and the Internet.

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Read and suggested by Jean-Philippe Leroux, Web Developer at TP1.

Happy reading!

– The TP1 team

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