Weekend Reading CCI

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The First Ever Banner Ad

Amusingly, the next step in my navigation of the site below was a blocker entreating me to disable my ad-blocker. There have been so many battles in the advertising attention war, with casualties on all sides, but it’s impossible to beat the power of free access.


https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/the-first-ever-banner-ad-on-the-web/523728/?single_page=true


A Tear-down of the Juicero Juicer

The embarrassment of the Juicero as a product and movement was only aggravated when the CEO of the company posted a rather tone-deaf article. Trying to link a $500 appliance (with a $35-week subscription) to nutrition and innovation was in poor taste.

https://blog.bolt.io/heres-why-juicero-s-press-is-so-expensive-6add74594e50

Why Young Men Queue up to Die in the French Foreign Legion

The Pioneers, with their beards, axes, and aprons, are the most memorable image of the Foreign Legion to me.

https://aeon.co/essays/why-young-men-queue-up-to-die-in-the-french-foreign-legion


How ssh came to Reside on Port 22

The frontier, small-town feel of the early internet still feels somewhat preserved today, despite the incredible importance it has gained.

https://www.ssh.com/ssh/port


European Capitals replaced by Cities with the Same Latitude

Greetings from Athens

http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/european-capitals-replaced-by-cities-with-the-same-latitude