Kickoff For March 6, 2023

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Monday Kickoff, a collection of what I’ve found interesting, informative, and insightful on the web over the last seven days.

Let’s get this Monday started with these links:

With seemingly endless data storage at our fingertips, ‘digital hoarding’ could be an increasing problem, wherein Darshana Sedera looks at the growing need to acquire and hold onto digital content without an intended purpose, a need fueled in large part by cheap storage.

Tuna, wherein Katherine Rundell looks at our culinary and literary fascination with this fish, and why we’re driving tuna towards extinction.

Our Godard, wherein Blair McClendon looks at the French director and his work, and the outsized influence that Godard and his work had on him.

What Counts as a Bestseller?, wherein Jordan Pruett looks at the titular question and reveals that those lists aren’t always a mathematical construct but are often more of an editorial decision.

How Homesteading Helped Me Write, wherein Michelle Webster-Hein explores how small-scale farming is a complement to her writing, and how that works.

Feels Like Fate, wherein Emma Garman explores the border between fiction and real life, and where that border can blur.

Only lunar telescopes can answer the mysteries of the Universe, wherein Joseph Silk argues that the development of Earth’s sole satellite as an industrial and tourist centre will give rise to massive telescopes that will enable us to peer further into the cosmos than ever before.

How philosophy turned into physics – and reality turned into information, wherein we learn about questions sparked by the concept of quantum entanglement, and the implications of the answers to those questions.

The Transformations of Science, wherein we learn how science became central to ways of thinking about problems, and the results of that.

And that’s it for this Monday. Come back in seven days for another set of links to start off your week.

Scott Nesbitt