Society: In The News
Mixtapes land deals for new generation of rappers [Reuters] http://ow.ly/12Zsq
GQ offers student writers a month’s residency at Norman Mailer’s home [The Guardian] http://ow.ly/13dBa
Prognosis Negative [Newsweek] http://ow.ly/13dDx
Young people are the group most likely to be uninsured—and to support healthcare reform. If Democrats don’t deliver it, they may stay home in November.
Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism [NYTIMES] http://ow.ly/13dIV
At Apple, there is a similar link between the ultimate design-team leader, Mr. Jobs, and the products. From computers to smartphones, Apple products are known for being stylish, powerful and pleasing to use. They are edited products that cut through complexity, by consciously leaving things out — not cramming every feature that came into an engineer’s head, an affliction known as “featuritis” that burdens so many technology products.