Some good stuff crossing the radar this week:
- Phil Collin’s Last Stand – Rolling Stone – I’m a big fan from way back, not only of the oft-maligned solo stuff but his days with Genesis. This story is heartbreaking. I wish him well.
- Here’s Why You Love Angry Birds – Pulse UX Blog – Why this game is so addictive, taking up all my cognitive surplus, such as it is.
- TV’s Senior Moment – Wall Street Journal – It’s not your imagination. TV programs are aiming older. Once again, blame the Baby Boomers.
- Learning to Love the New Media – The Atlantic – New media in the Gawker Age. Includes an(other) interview with Nick Denton (he’s on a roll!), a photographic look inside Gawker HQ and some other think-piece-type thoughts on we’re all going to hell.
- On Apple TV Apps – Techcrunch – MG Siegler on the inevitability of apps for Apple TV and another nail in Big Cable’s coffin.
- Backbone – The New Yorker – New (old) fiction from the late David Foster Wallace.
Cognitive surplus? Clay Shirkey explains below: