TRUST List: A Proposal for the Keystone XL Pipeline, “The Internet” Circa 1995, So You Want to Learn Code, and More

Co.Design: What If The Keystone XL Pipeline Was a Bike Path?

It’s sad to think that as a society and civilization in the 21st century, we’re still addicted to fossil fuels. And as an unfortunate necessity of that addiction, we’re constantly digging deep all over the Earth for black gold. Luckily, SWA Group has come up with this wonderful, cheery, and simply delightful plan for beautifying the Keystone XL Pipeline – turn it into a bike path, all 5,000 miles of it! (Please Note: sarcasm.) Computer Chronicles – The Internet (1995)

Only a certain portion of the world’s population still remembers what the Internet was like back in the mid-90’s, and few, if any, remember what a novel concept it was. Now, nearly a decade later, Web 2.0 has transformed the Internet into something much vaster than any of us could have and would have imagined back then. While it’s not crucial to watch all 27-minutes of this news piece, it is a time capsule of the novelty that once was “The Internet.”

Zack Shapiro: Want to Learn Code? Start Here.

Zack Shapiro, designer/engineer at large and a member of the TaskRabbit team, posted this the other day and when I read it, I found it not only very compelling, but also somewhat sympathetic to those of us that still struggle with even the most basic of coding usages. Coding has been called “the next great challenge of literacy” for the Gen-Y crowd and onward, and as time passes, it will only become more and more necessary to know, if not simply understand coding and how it governs a huge deal of the work done in the creative, design, architectural, information & data, and financial realms. So, to alleviate the growing anxiety about code and whether or not one can learn it quickly and efficiently, Shapiro penned this primer. A quick read, and well worth it.

Business Insider: Here’s What Happened When This Guy Accidentally Asked 1,138 People to Connect on LinkedIn

A short, funny, and telling story about how LinkedIn can still be one of the buggiest, least easy-to-use social networks, especially when it comes to connecting. The story also acts as something of a Web 2.0 parable, asking: how do you make sure people keep connecting, but in the right way?