After a year, prompted by a question Catalin asked me, I finally made time to write about a couple more great writers I follow.
- Seth Godin
- Seth does many things, but he is mainly a marketing person. However, he doesn't do marketing in the annoying, in your face spammy way, but in a thoughtful, creative way. Instead of trying to go for the masses, to appeal to everyone, to bring the product to the lowest common denominator, he tries to broaden the market, to find new people, to win people over by quality, not by the lowest price and by having an eye on the long term. I have too many posts from him saved in Wallabag (about which I'll write at another time), so here are two: Avoiding the GIGO trap and What would happen.
- DataGenetics is a blog written by Nick Berry, a data scientist. On his blog, he tackles a lot of interesting questions, with lots of math and physics. I enjoy trying to work out solutions before reading his post. Some of my favorites are about Kolomogorov randomness (which is necessary for the whole algorithmic randomness concept), Wind Turbine Efficiency and Cake Cutting.
- Itchy Feet
- It's not a blog per se, but it's a comic I follow via RSS, so meh. It speaks to my heart, given that my feet are also itching to travel, because I haven't flown since September :( I have actually met the author while at Google and I have one of his books with! He's really nice. Some of my favorite comics from him: Slovakia vs Slovenia, Relatively inclined and Sedentary Workout (the last two I've experienced myself).