Interesting new this week is that Amazon will be expanding into Australia and are looking to 'destroy the retail environment in Australia'. Also this week a Japanese crime thriller were the crime part is a low priority, the demise of the handwritten letter, the crisis of attention theft and more. When it's time to relax this weekend, grab your favourite beverage and have a read of the following articles.
|The US online retail giant is actively looking for a warehouse to become a fulfillment centre, the first of many in Australia, with floor space of up to 93,000 square metres, or about five MCGs.|
|Usually, in a mystery or thriller, the main character is the detective, and the crime is the main ingredient. But is that really a special thing for the detective? It’s not a big deal for the detective. Instead, Mr. Yokoyama, (author) said he is interested in the psychology and social dynamics of characters who happen to be affected by crime.|
|Check out these 10 books, which one would you be interested in reading?|
|At the start of To the Letter (2013), Simon Garfield asks 'what we have lost by replacing letters with email?' His answer is individuality and authenticity.|
|Attention theft happens anywhere you find your time and attention taken without consent. The most egregious examples are found where, like at the gas station, we are captive audiences.|
|How many times has this happened to you: you buy a print book, you start to read it, you go on a trip, you forget to take the book, you find the e-book version online, and you chafe at having to pay full price for another version of something you already have?|
|We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration.|
|Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a way to produce a cheap and reusable diagnostic "lab on a chip" with the help of an ordinary inkjet printer.|
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