Week 201933

The Plastic Industry’s Fight to Keep Polluting the World
What Technology Is Most Likely to Become Obsolete During Your Lifetime?
The Man Who Thinks The U.S. Is Better Off As A Bunch Of Separate Countries | FiveThirtyEight
Was E-mail a Mistake? | The New Yorker
The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better.
Slavery in the history of Venice
Building ages in the Netherlands
All 10 million or so buildings in the Netherlands. Building heights and date of construction from 3D BAG (Basisregistratie Adressen en Gebouwen) data.
Jeffrey Epstein and the Myth of the ‘Underage Woman’ – The Atlantic
The phrase is wrong in every sense: There is no such thing as an “underage woman.” Underage women are girls.
Devil’s advocate | Documentary films | The Guardian
are satanists now the good guys in the fight against the evangelical right?
WordPress owners buy Tumblr (Update: for "less than $3m") / Boing Boing