Link Roundup, Medieval Manuscripts, Farm Hacks, and Laqueristas

by Joseph Flaherty on February 26, 2013

1. Medieval Bookbinding apl-g-1320004_1

Alexandra Gillespie is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, focused on English and medieval studies. She’s an expert on medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and is keeping a blog on medieval bookbinding techniques.

HT: Tim O’Reilly

2. The Reports of Retail’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated

Fred Destin, a Boston area VC, has a comprehensive post that pokes some holes in Marc Andreessen’s software is eating the world/death of retail. Basically, while retail has some structural problems, ecommerce faces plenty of headwinds as well.

HT: Nate Murray

3. Farm Hack

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Farm Hacks is 4H for the internet age — Young farmers getting together to talk shop, gelding.

HT: Tim O’Reilly

4. Laqueristas

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There is a community of 26,773 Redditors focused on exploring the art of nail polish. While many would dismiss it as frivalous, 2012 saw $768MM in sales and 70% category growth. As with Pinterest and the Cricut, this is a booming DIY category that doesn’t get much focus.

Photo Credit: RainbowCutie

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