Suggested reads for June 25, 2016


Week end is here, and here’s my weekly list of suggested reads! Hope you’ll enjoy…

You can’t do it all. Or You?

The older I’ve grown the more I’ve come to realise that I can’t do it all. It’s far better for me to focus on getting great at a few things and let someone else, who is an master at things that I am not, do what they do best.

This is definitely not always practical but the more tasks I can outsource, the more time I have to become a master of the things that I want to get good at.
Matt Geri

About the Fourth Industrial Revolution consequences

5 million jobs to be lost by 2020 →

A really interesting read. If you’re not into retirement in the next five years, for me it’s mandatory to begin to think at what our job possibility will be…

What will happen to jobs?
According to the Forum’s Future of Jobs report, some jobs will be wiped out, others will be in high demand, but all in all, around 5 million jobs will be lost.
Already jobs exist now that had never been heard of five years ago: the role of data scientist, which is in huge demand, is one example.

Intelligence’s test …

The true test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how to behave when we don’t know what to do.
— John Holt

via The Modern Desk, issue 71

Generosity comes back

15 Lessons Of Creativity For 2016
What we can learn from the 2016 Most Creative People.

Architosh Notes from Apple’s WWDC Keynote—Highlights and Thoughts

Apple seems hot on showing architects using Macs and other Apple devices. We have noted architects and architectural software apps in several recent keynotes and product videos. Sadly, while Apple is great at recognizing that architects, as a professional group, are more naturally drawn to the platform than just about any other profession, they are failing miserably in recognizing what architects actually need in their computer hardware and software support.
Anthony Frausto-Robledo

via →

The Biggest Threat to WordPress Isn’t Another CMS

As open source communities develop, you begin to attract a dedicated group of cheerleaders, advocates, and enthusiasts–people who are so grateful to be involved that they will bend over backwards to help advance the cause. But on the flip side, as you become more mainstream, you also begin to see the other crowds that gather–the cynical, the skeptical, the trolls, the people with literally zero respect for anyone. People who would rather see you fail than succeed. People who think their opinions and perspectives are so much righter than yours, they don’t care how bad it makes them look to take a proverbial dump on the people who actually *built* the thing in the first place.

Let’s all take a few minutes to be grateful for the opportunity to make a living off the hard work of thousands of other people who donated their time and code to build something that has made a huge impact on the Internet and in people’s actual lives.
Chris Wallace

Suggested reads for June 11, 2016


Today’s selection of articles is a bit too focused, narrowed on typography and web design. Also the WordPress’ future post by Chris Wallace was an interesting and inspiring read…

Celebrating the 1st year of Italy’s WordPress Community on Slack

Introducing Canvas

Today I’m excited to introduce Canvas. Canvas is notes for teams of nerds. It’s already getting used by dozens of teams to take notes, work on new product features, send out investor updates, and even create police reports in one crazy instance.

As anyone who’s ever contemplated working on a text editor knows, ‘thar be dragons’. We’ve spent the past year creating a solid foundation and striking new ground into creating the best developer focused editing experience. For the public beta, we focused on 4 areas:

  • Start with the writing. It’s the best way to clarify thought. Getting words down is the start to any good product. Canvas makes you and your words shine.
  • Focused on flow. No preview, we’ll fold the markdown instead. Minimal chrome. Markdown shortcuts to keep your hands flying.
  • Absurdly easy sharing. URLs are magic. Start up a meeting, share the URL in Slack, and your entire team is instantly in.
  • Hackable. Make it easy to integrate into your workflows and systems. No lock in. Create structure where there wasn’t any before.

We’re only just beginning, and want your feedback. Over the coming year we’re working on making Canvas into a true workbench. For me, this means embedding content from all over, making Canvas a live view into your GitHub and Trello workflows. I’m excited to hear how you want Canvas to evolve.

So far my only regret is the missing support of Firefox (of which today Mozilla has released the version 47.0) … and I’ll write about that to the author as soon as I’ll hit that publish button here!