Longform articles for September.

Commerce

Rural China is getting a e-commerce-driven makeover.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/23/how-e-commerce-is-transforming-rural-china

Radio Shack’s going down.

https://www.sbnation.com/2014/11/26/7281129/radioshack-eulogy-stories


Business & Economics

The Playboy interview with Steve Jobs from 1985.

Actually, making an insanely great product has a lot to do with the process of making the product, how you learn things and adopt new ideas and throw out old ideas. 

http://reprints.longform.org/playboy-interview-steve-jobs

Estonia is trailblazing into the digital age.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/18/estonia-the-digital-republic

Could the economic principles be reorganised?

https://aeon.co/ideas/how-ergodicity-reimagines-economics-for-the-benefit-of-us-all


Other

Paper and pen vs. keyboards and touchscreens.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90389979/5-times-when-using-paper-and-a-pen-is-better-than-using-an-app

Are man-made chemicals more toxic than natural ones?

It seems that laypeople rank risks that receive more media attention or have more vivid imageries higher than the more commonplace risks. Today, the public perceives a higher health risk from genetically engineered crops than experts do.

https://aeon.co/ideas/why-synthetic-chemicals-seem-more-toxic-than-natural-ones


Best regards,

Max