Friday Links!From Steven Davis, and I always wondered about this: Why Does a Tire Company Publish the Michelin Guide? Also, and this is a sad story: It's brother and sister against brother and sister in bitter fight over control of Frank Zappa's legacy. Next, and this is quite incredible: New crowdsourcing project “Decoding the Civil War”. These guys are unbelievably skilled: Taiwan’s Spintop Masters. This is a disgrace: The Fining of Black America.
More links from Steven, but I'm breaking up the paragraphs to make it easier to read. This is outstanding: Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York. Next, and this is a fascinating read: Why bad ideas refuse to die. This is also terrific: How the mafia is causing cancer. Good grief, these are ALL excellent reads, including this one: The Hidden Messages of Colonial Handwriting.
From C. Lee, and this is an excellent read: Prince, Bowie and Haggard: Icons? Legends? What’s the difference? Also, an interview with Jay Rubin, who has translated many of the wonderful books of Haruki Murakami:Jay Rubin /Translator, Professor emeritus Harvard University. Next, and I would certainly like to try this: Inside Silicon Valley’s Robot Pizzeria.
From Christopher S., and this is fascinating: Did Jesus Have A Wife?
From Jesse Leimkuehler, and this brings back some memories: Before Fantasy Football Became a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry, there was Strat-O-Matic.
From DQ VB.NET Advisor Garret Rempel, and hooray for Canada: Canada is the least xenophobic country in the Western world. Here's why.