Finds IV

→ Reconsider

Schumpeter, disruption, break things, unicorns eating the world. This article by David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails and founder of Basecamp, on starting up is the opposite:

“Part of the problem seems to be that nobody these days is content to merely put their dent in the universe. No, they have to fucking own the universe. It’s not enough to be in the market, they have to dominate it. It’s not enough to serve customers, they have to capture them.”


→ How we type: Movement strategies and performance in everyday typing

Researchers at the Aalto University in Finland have looked at keyboard typing strategies. Personally, I find the strategies and the differences in finger use they engender but also how the researchers chose to visualise these using ‘maps’ and hand diagrams fascinating:


→ The rarefied art of fencing explained with NFL-style graphics

To use a very strong word: mind-blowing. I actually watched the video slowed down to 25% (use the ‘Gear’ icon) but muted (the music is a bit annoying and detracts). Some more background here. If nothing else, check this out, full-screen:


(Under the Finds title I collect links that I have found interesting, relevant or inspiring for some reason, but that either don’t squarely fit into the core themes of this blog or that don’t warrant a whole blog post.)


Ralph Straumann

Ralph is a world-citizen, a geoinformation specialist by profession, and interested in many topics. Here, he'll confine himself mostly to things geo-visual.

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