The Atlantic - "Moneyball Broke Baseball"
By Mark Leibovich
By Louisa Thomas
Rest of World - "What languages dominate the internet?"
"Combined, the two data sets suggest significant over- and under-representation. English, German, and Japanese command a much larger portion of the internet than they do among native speakers. By contrast, many non-European languages hardly exist on the internet at all.
For some international groups, these discrepancies are an ominous sign for the future. As early as 2003, UNESCO was urging the public and private sectors to maintain online content in the full range of human languages. But as the web has grown, the gap between spoken language and what’s used on the internet has only grown.
Bhanu Neupane, a program manager at UNESCO who works with language inequity, told Rest of World we might be moving towards a world where only a handful of languages are meaningfully present online. “The world is converging,” Neupane said. “And after 15 years, there could be just five or 10 languages that are prominently spoken and used in business and online. So we’re very concerned about this.”"
To be released in October 2023.
The Monocle team dips its toe into the world of swimming, revealing one hundred beautiful and inspiring places to take the plunge.
Swimming is excellent exercise of course, but it’s so much more than that: it can be a transcendental experience, offering us space to reflect and to escape. It’s an antidote to screens and all-encompassing technology. Perhaps it’s the shedding of inhibitions that come with a dip, or could it be that getting somewhere under our own steam is an act that’s health-giving, refreshing and life-affirming? Whatever it means to you, swimming—alone or with others, badly or brilliantly—is about being in the moment.
This new book celebrates bathing in glorious full-color photography, revealing the editors’ chosen swimming spots from inner-city architectural wonders to lakes, beach clubs and bagni. Whether you’re looking to do laps in Italy, tread water in Australia, sink into the icy depths in Iceland—or perhaps just sit on the side and let others do the hard work—this guide includes a setting for everyone. Dive right in.