Our tulips are starting to bud — spring must be here! On this spring day, enjoy the blog posts I liked most from around the blogosphere this week.
💻 As we head toward Easter you’re surely seeing Peeps marshmallow candy at the stores. M. B. Henry hates the things, but tells their interesting story very well anyway. Read Peeps Genesis
💻 If you grew up in the ’60s or ’70s, the traditional large American reer-wheel-drive car was a big part of your experience. Long, low, wide; terrible to park and terrible on gas. Paul Niedermeyer has done considerable analysis of sales data and concludes that these years actually marked the big car’s decline, and he knows exactly who to blame. Hint: not OPEC. Read Automotive History: Who Killed the Big American Car?
💻 Radio in Zambia is …different from what you find in the West. Dr. Alfred Prunesquallor reviews what he’s heard. Read Radio News
💻 Getting ahead in the world requires some talent, but it also requires other people to help you. Dave Lu describes the power of a strong network and gives you tips for building yours. Hint: it’s about what you put into the people you’re connected to, not what you get from them. Read Your Network Determines Success More Than You Realize
📷 Christoph reviews the Petri Computor II, a 35mm rangefinder camera with a built-in meter. He also tells some of the Petri story to put this camera in perspective. Read The Petri Computor II
📷 My review of the Yasica MG-1 is the most popular on this site. Olli Thomson found it recently and realized he had one on the shelf. So he shot a roll through it and reviewed it for Analog Cafe. Read Yashica MG-1