TouchStone Reads - October 27th, 2023


We often set aside articles that are longer, deserve a re-read, are broader in scope…or just for fun — for weekend reading. Below are some from this week — pour yourself a hot cup of coffee & enjoy...

  • Baby boomers are aging. Their kids aren’t ready. Millennials are facing an elder care crisis nobody prepared them for (Vox)
  • This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI (MIT Technology Review)
  • In the Nineteenth Century, Scientists Set Out to Solve the “Problem of American Storms” To fully appreciate the modern-day marvel that is the National Weather Service, it’s useful to start with numbers. (Humanities)
  • High steaks society: who are the 12% of people consuming half of all beef in the US? (The Guardian)
  • The Annoyance Economy: Data alone don’t capture how frustrating and stressful it is to be a consumer right now (The Atlantic)
  • BYD: The top electric car maker that is not Tesla (BBC)
  • ‘Like a cat with nine lives’: how the British corner shop has survived – and thrived (The Guardian)
  • It’s not just Paris. There’s a “global resurgence” of bedbugs. It’s a bedbug’s world now. We’re just sleeping in it (Vox)
  • 10 examples of technology going from the racetrack to the road (Ars Technica)
  • Coin flips don't appear to have 50/50 odds after all (Engadget)

What are you reading or listening to?