Here are a few good reads for the weekend, a collection of articles which would no doubt interest you as much as it did me.

The Feeling of Power // A thought-provoking short story by scifi great Isaac Asimov about an alternate future where Mathematics has been relegated to computers and simple mental arithmetic is considered an astounding feat.

Master of Play: The Many World of a Video Game Artist // The world of game design according to Shigeru Miyamoto, the creative mind behind Nintendo’s most popular games.

The Real-Life Swedish Murder that Inspired Stieg Larsson // Fans of Larsson’s novels might well take a look at the crime that started it all.

Lifestyle or Job? // Prolific speculative fiction author Charles Stross muses about the writer’s life.

Yakuza 3 Reviewed by the Yakuza // The latest installment of the video game franchise is scrutinized by… the Yakuza.

12 Secrets to Being a Super-Prolific Short-Story Writer // Writing a book is almost always on every person’s bucket list; spinning a short story might get you there.

Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years // No one’s an expert after 21 days.

Behind the Mystery of Likes (and Unlikes) on Facebook // A great explanation on how the Top News feed works.

The Best Dollar That You’ll Ever Spend // Nobel laureates share the most effective method of giving to charity.

The Revenge of Comic Sans // Research shows that horrible fonts make you study better.

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