TouchStone Reads - February 9th, 2024


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...

  • Three AI insights for hard-charging, future-oriented smartypantses (Pluralistic)

  • Far-Right Snowflakes Are Terrified of the Super Bowl and Taylor Swift (Daily Beast)

  • Corporate Self-Oversight (American Prospect)

  • The Rooftop Solar Industry Could Be on the Verge of Collapse (Time)

  • Iranian agent recruited Hells Angels in murder-for-hire plot (Task and Purpose)

  • So, you want to buy a sports team? Here’s how (GQ)

  • Why Tim Cook Is Going All In on the Apple Vision Pro (Vanity Fair)

  • Apple Shares the Secret of Why the 40-Year-Old Mac Still Rules: The pioneering PC revolutionized how people interact with computers. As the Mac enters its fifth decade, Apple says it will continue to evolve (Wired)

  • The Seven Laws of Pessimism: If life is better than ever before, why does the world seem so depressing? (Quillette)

  • How a Group of Israel-Linked Hackers Has Pushed the Limits of Cyberwar (Wired)

  • A Short Guide to Living More Pointlessly: The digital platforms we rely on for connection and self-improvement are invariably built on point systems. But do we really want to play life like a game? (Beside)

  • Texas Is Already Running Out of Water (Wired)

  • Joni Mitchell’s Best Album Is Turning Fifty. It’s Not Blue (The Walrus)

  • U.S. winning world economic war (Axios)

What are you reading or listening to?