Sunday Reading

Big Med by by Atul Gawande
Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care? Makes you think about how health care still needs to progress.

We Must Build An Enormous McWorld In Times Square, A Xanadu Representing A McDonald’s From Every Nation by Jeb Boniakowski
Kind of an insane idea, but in a really sort of genius way. Times Square, and McDonald’s for that matter, would never be the same.

Why I’m writing on the iPad by Jason Snell
The singular focus of the iPad is immensely helpful when you need to focus. I do a majority of my email correspondence on my iPad, but unfortunately I still don’t blog on it. We still need better photo editing software for the iPad.

Shirley Tucker, Faber, and The Bell Jar by Mark Sinclair
When Faber & Faber picked up Silvia Plath’s novel The Bell Jar in 1966, in-house designer Shirley Tucker was given the chance to design its cover – and she came up with the perfect image. In a series of interviews filmed at the publisher’s last year, Tucker discusses this work and her time at Faber…

One Common Ancestor Behind Blue Eyes by Jeanna Bryner
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor, according to new research. A team of scientists has tracked down a genetic mutation that leads to blue eyes. The mutation occurred between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. Before then, there were no blue eyes.

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