Why We Buy
The data here is sort of interesting, but I’m not sure I buy the premise: Ask Americans if they are willing to spend more to buy American-made products, and nearly half say they are often willing to do this. But in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, the country where a product is made trails price, quality, and even convenience, as an important factor in consumer decision-making. The public gives...
Percolate is like a butcher with an algorithm– Approve This Message: Politics through Awl-colored glasses » Nieman Journalism Lab (via jamesgross)
All of this is wonderful for the employees — and of course well deserved — but...– A view on why Google and Facebook are lagging in mobile. [via @james_gross] Google and Facebook Grow Comfortable and Complacent - NYTimes.com
Luke Kuechly (Boston College): Scouts rave about Kuechly’s work ethic. But...– Chuck Klosterman’s on why teams shouldn’t draft every NFL prospect made me laugh a lot. It shouldn’t have, but it did. The case against Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin, and the rest of this year’s top NFL draft prospects - Grantland
Now that you mention it, here’s how I think about stock and flow. Flow is how I...– Really interesting comment from Alexis Madrigal on Robin Sloan’s Stock & Flow post from 2010. Fun to go back and discover new stuff like this. Stock and flow « Snarkmarket
Databases are the functional muscle of the web, so it’s not surprising that...– I’ve been talking about this a lot lately … I need to write something bigger about the impact of databases on design. Everything You Use is a Database Application