How did Zoom become such a big thing?

FaceTime and Skype have both been around forever but, in my world, are reluctantly used if at all. Zoom suddenly appeared and it's showing up, and is often suggested, in small business contexts. Interesting.... https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/heres-how-zoom-became-most-important-app-in-world-its-really-quite-simple.html Zoom Became the Most Important App in the Business World Overnight. Here Are 5 Reasons Everyone is using the videoconferencing … Continue reading How did Zoom become such a big thing?

Intriguing review of “Unorthodox” on Netflix

https://www.kveller.com/netflixs-unorthodox-is-yiddish-feminist-and-just-what-we-need-right-now/ Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’ Is Yiddish, Feminist, and Just What We Need Right Now By Lior Zaltzman Mar 26, 2020 Back in 2012, when Deborah Feldman’s memoir, Unorthodox, first came out, several people recommended I read this tale about a young woman leaving the Hasidic Satmar sect. I didn’t read the book back then,  but I … Continue reading Intriguing review of “Unorthodox” on Netflix

Scaffolding's place in NYC life

https://nypost.com/2019/12/01/devine-scaffolding-has-taken-over-new-york-city/? How the scourge of scaffolding is ruining New York City: Devine By Miranda Devine December 1, 2019 | 10:36pm | UpdatedEnlarge Image Stephen Yang No other big city in the world is as blighted by scaffolding as New York. Not Paris nor London, where buildings are older. Not Chicago, which has more inclement weather. … Continue reading Scaffolding's place in NYC life

11 feel-good books to add to add to your list

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/happy-books-to-read-right-now?position=0&source=multicontent&target=title 11 Feel-Good Books to Read Right Now By Kristina Wright•March 26, 2020•5 min read During these uncertain times, we find ourselves turning to books to raise our spirits and give us comfort. So we rounded up a collection of uplifting and feel-good new releases. From heartfelt romantic comedies to funny women’s fiction, the books on this … Continue reading 11 feel-good books to add to add to your list

Unique list of new films to watch from Adam White, Independent UK

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/new-cinema-releases-on-demand-rent-stream-itunes-amazon-coronavirus-april-2020-a9424546.html The best new films to rent and stream on demand now While we remain bereft at the closure of cinemas, new releases are still being unveiled week by week on demand. Adam White has curated some of the best, weirdest and most successfully distracting for a moment of crisis @__adamwhite1 day ago Home entertainment: … Continue reading Unique list of new films to watch from Adam White, Independent UK

If this market hit you hard — and you’re usually blase about disaster

Here's an article to read if you've been hit hard by this unreal market, and find yourself (uncharacteristically) stunned, here's an article by someone who's in the same shoes: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/business/stock-market-pandemic.html It’s Thursday morning, March 19 — four weeks into the coronavirus crash of 2020. The Dow Jones industrial average has opened down another 700 points, … Continue reading If this market hit you hard — and you’re usually blase about disaster

For a change of pace, how about these tech projects instead of TV?

These are just perfect for a time like this when you have a tremendous amount of indoor time. How much streaming content can you view? https://www.fastcompany.com/90482591/stop-watching-netflix-and-tackle-these-8-tech-projects-instead 03-27-208:00 AMCORONAVIRUS CRISIS Stop watching Netflix and tackle these 8 tech projects instead From organizing digital photos to repurposing old tech, here’s some ideas on how to use your … Continue reading For a change of pace, how about these tech projects instead of TV?