Technics SL-1200 & things that caught my eye this week

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Discogs wrote a really good article about the cultural impact of the Technics SL-1200 series of turntables. Technics have relaunched the turntable with a renewed emphasis on high-fidelity sound. The Cultural Impact of the Technics SL-1200 Turntable, Then and Now

Inside a Technics SL-1200 turntable with DJ Fix founder Jon Hildenstein

ZAK Agency did some qualitative interviews amongst young people for their opinion on diary products.

Opinions on dairy products

And if you’re tired of dairy farming, what about cows as a method of carbon capture? Courtesy of Rabobank. The theory is that by carefully managing grassland grazing, farmers can feed their livestock and maximise carbon capture. Part of this process is helped by the use of virtual fencing on the open range. I am sure that it makes sense from a mathematical point of view, but what about growing natural forests?

Opinion | When Can I Get a Coronavirus Vaccine in America? – The New York Times – I know, I know. You’d much prefer to hear about the minutae of my fingernails than another coronavirus post. I am not trying o do anything but point out to you the great interactive infographic in the article. You put in some basic detail and gives you an idea of where you would be likely to sit in the queue.

Where are you in the vaccines queue interactive chart from New York Times

It bases your placement on the following information:

  • Age
  • American county where you live
  • High priority profession status (medical worker, teacher, first responder etc)
  • COVID related health risks

Its all rather clever.

Taiwan’s flag carrier EVA Air have released a waterproof packable jacket that caught my eye. As airline merchandise goes its subtly branded on the hood. The print design, cut and fabric give it a look that would be at home on screen in either Blade Runner or Cyberpunk 2077.

More design related posts here.