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Sunday Morning 2018-06-03

A woman wearing a skirt walking through the war-torn city of Gunkanjima

Photo by Jordy Meow on Unsplash

Algunes coses que hem llegit aquesta setmana.

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán: Manifiesto anti-corrupción

…un particular estado de socorros mutuos al que alguien llegó a llamar bloque constitucional, contribuyendo así a la sospecha antigua y moderna de que Dios los crea y ellos se juntan.

Alberto Manguel: Stevenson sota les palmeres

…que «el nostre destí és el fracàs» i que, per tant, l’èxit vertader resideix en l’esforç i en el camí triat.

No one’s ready for GDPR

“For many years it’s been, ‘How much data can we trick people into giving us?’ and ‘We’ll figure out how to use it later!’… There are some companies we’ve talked to, where they say, ‘Are you kidding? If we told them how we were using their data, they’d never give it to us in the first place.”

187 Things the Blockchain Is Supposed to Fix

From poverty to Skynet, including “people not taking their medicine”.

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Using sentiment analysis —a statistical technique often applied to social media posts— the University of Vermont’s Computational Story Lab has mined over 1,700 English novels to reveal six basic story types: 1. Rags to riches — Rise 2. Riches to rags — Fall 3. Icarus – Rise, fall 4. Oedipus — Fall, rise, fall 5. Cinderella — Rise, fall, rise 6. Man in a hole — Fall, rise

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