Weekly Filet #73: Birth of a Superpower. And more.
This week’s top recommendation
The Guardian’s China correspondent writes his farewell article as he leaves the country after ten years of reporting. It’s an intriguing résumé of what he experienced from what he calls «a front-row seat to watch 200-odd years of industrial development playing at fast forward on a continent-wide screen with a cast of more than a billion».
- Happiness is a glass half empty (The Guardian)
- The Museum of Endangered Sounds
- Egypt in Peril (The Economist)
- How To Transfer Prints To Wood (Digital Photography School)
A great read on what we can learn from the Museum of Failed Products: embracing failure as failure, not only as a technique for achieving success.
As technology advances, some sounds are lost or at least endangered. This little site is here to remember them. Lots of “oh, yes, almost forgot about this one!” guaranteed.
As the Arab Spring has turned into a complex chaos in Egypt, The West needs to send clear signals, The Economist argues. Namely that democratically elected Islamists are to be supported.
This is Instagram for pros. And totally analogue. Will need to try this sometime.