Of the many articles I read this week, these stuck with me.
Yes, I’ve looked past Brexit, because its near-term impact is largely emotional.
Last, but certainly not least, is a striking article that someone resurfaced on Facebook recently:
What It’s Really Like To Be An Alcoholic (Thought Catalog)
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The Salem Witch Trials happened in Salem Village, MA, not the Salem that’s capitalized on the history. Now known as Danvers, the town’s bizarre history continues.
The Creepiest Town in America: Danvers, MA by Malcolm Logan.
An interesting solution from someone with experience, Sam Adams’s Jim Koch.
How to Drink All Night Without Getting Drunk by Aaron Goldfarb.
I’ve used Airbnb dozens of times, and I absolutely love the service. Despite my affinity for renting strangers’ places, I’m not so keen to rent my own place to strangers.
Wired’s piece on the social impact these services are having made me laugh a bit when considering on my own attitude.
Many of these companies have us engaging in behaviors that would have seemed unthinkably foolhardy as recently as five years ago. We are hopping into strangers’ cars (Lyft, Sidecar, Uber), welcoming them into our spare rooms (Airbnb), dropping our dogs off at their houses (DogVacay, Rover), and eating food in their dining rooms (Feastly). We are letting them rent our cars (RelayRides, Getaround), our boats (Boatbound), our houses (HomeAway), and our power tools (Zilok). We are entrusting complete strangers with our most valuable possessions, our personal experiences—and our very lives.
“How Airbnb and Lyft Finally Got Americans to Trust Each Other” by Jason Tanz.
It’s really been ten years? I’m not sure how I’d manage my inbox without Gmail’s tools.
Time’s Harry McCracken wrote about the service’s origins for its 10th Anniversary in “How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago.”
Given my ties to Boston, I am particularly interested in reading the Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice, the book from which The Boston Globe adapted its article.
“How the Marathon bombing manhunt really happened” by Scott Helman and Jenna Russell.
A fascinating read from The Boston Globe about Aaron Swartz’s alleged theft of JSTOR journal articles, MIT’s subsequent investigation, and the pressures that ultimately led to his suicide.
“The inside story of MIT and Aaron Swartz” by Marcella Bombardieri.