The Economics of Neko Atsume

The first thing you need to understand is that the cats have won. You’re not quite sure how it happened—the joke was always that the cockroaches would win, right?—but it turns out that cats very much enjoy killing cockroaches, and so here we are.

Amanda Palmer: “Everything Feels Unstable”

Meet The World’s First Bookless Library

The Commons does have librarians and Internet connections to all the standard electronic resources of a university library. It provides access to a digital catalog that launched with 135,000 e-books. But take a look around the room, and it’s completely bookless.

Four Sprays Equals One Cup of Coffee

Now We Have So Many Bike Racks And No Bikes

The Future Is Going to Be Awesome and Terrifying

If I Don’t Look Down I Can Keep On Running

How are you feeling about your financial future, Samantha Mee?

Everyone Knows Everything, Is Probably Just the Way to Think About It

Buy on Command

Finding Meaning in the Stars

I am not a horoscope reader, but I am a reader of the Financial Times and thoroughly enjoyed this short profile of AstrologyZone’s Susan Miller.

The WSJ Tried Robotic Telecommuting And It Didn’t Really Work

Are we not ready for robots, or are robots not ready for us?

What Your Friends on Facebook Think of Your Clothes

A clothing store in Brazil has decided to put photos of their apparel on Facebook, and any time a Facebook user “likes” a certain photo, the number of likes is tallied up on hangers in the store in real time.