初 | hygiene | 기본

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

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Ermenegildo Zegna now looks to China for fashion’s vanguard, not the US — QuartzyErmenegildo Zegna, grandson of the brand’s founder and current CEO of the group, explained at the WWD Apparel + Retail CEO Summit in New York yesterday (Oct. 30). “Now we test new things in China, and then if it works, we bring them around the world.”

IBM’s Old Playbook – Stratechery by Ben Thompson – interesting analysis about the Red Hat acquisition

Brandwatch presentations channel – slides from NYK London 2018

Facebook: the court of King Mark | Financial Times – Facebook shareholders should be alarmed about Mr Zuckerberg’s insularity, he adds. “Zuckerberg’s absolute control can increasingly be seen as Facebook’s Achilles heel.”

US spies see new threats from global rivals, say it could be Cold War 2.0 – Stripes – because China

The SONY Brands: like watching an accident happen – breaks my heart to read this as a long time Sony customer

From Farm to Blockchain: Walmart Tracks Its Lettuce – The New York Times – overkill

初 | hygiene | 기본 媒体与艺术 | culture | 미디어와 예술

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

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I’ve been laid up so this has been a long time coming.

I am a big fan of manufacturing videos that show how iconic products are made. This one on Pelican cases isn’t one of the best, but it still gives a good overview of what goes into the cases.

Amerigo Gazaway’s latest mash-up project

Homeboy Sandman & Edan #NeverUseTheInternetAgain – which I think I heard first on Matt Muir’s Web Curios newsletter

Capturing Chına: from civil war to rising superpower  – photo agency Magnum put out a book on China

Louis Vuitton channels French space opera comics such as Moebus and Valerian on the promotion material for its latest collection.

书评 | oprah time | 서평

Oprah time: The Sacco Gang by Andrea Camilleri

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The Sacco Gang is an easy to read dramatisation of a true story about a family in Sicily during the rise of fascism. Andrea Camilleri is better known as the author of the Montalbano series of crime novels. With The Sacco Gang Camilleri takes the original source material about the Sacco family and then filled in the spaces to provide clarity to the narrative.

The Sacco’s were a family on the rise in Sicily through hard work and good luck  managed to move above the hand-to-mouth existence of indentured farm labourers.  The family’s sense of natural justice meant that they were not going to give into the mafia’s attempt to ‘tax’ the family back into poverty. Their socialist leanings meant that the family also became targets for the fascist government, even as they crushed the Sicilian mafia.

Camilleri wraps this all up in a small very easy-to-read novelette.