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1. 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures

Think of the name Buckminster Fuller, and you may think of a few oddities of mid-twentieth-century design for living: the Dymaxion House, the Dymaxion Car, the geodesic dome...But these artifacts represent only a small fragment of Fuller’s life and work as a self-styled “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist.”

2. ‘JIF’ Is the Format. ‘GIF’ Is the Culture.

3. 50 Things

Be yourself. Create. Inspire, and be inspired. Grow. Laugh. Learn. Love. Welcome to some of the best years of your lives.

4. Engineering Management: Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?

This is the best metaphorical description of the creative process I have read. Give this one to your manager who asks how long it is going to take to complete a project (if they even actually ask before deciding for you). It relates closely to fractals, and here is a great podcast that goes into the assertion that the hidden cost is the actual true cost.

5. The Man Who Literally Built Star Wars

One of the most memorable elements of the original Star Wars in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the soundtrack. It was the set design.

And a quote for the weekend:

What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.

– Dwight Eisenhower