Your Thursday Lunchtime Roundup #17

The latest in Business, Design and Tech from Eli5 20/05/21

This is our bi-weekly newsletter of interesting stuff in business, design, and tech (a bit late as last Thurs was Ascension Day). If there is something you’d like more of or things we could be doing better then get in touch with

From, Eli5

💼 Business

Indie Hackers have done an AMA with Arvid Kahl who wrote a good book about bootstrapping. Link.

I’ve posted about him before, this week Packy McCormick does another tech business breakdown. This one is about Shein who are pretty quiet as a company so it's interesting to read more about their business model. Link.

✏️ Design

Just one for Design today as it’s a chunky piece. Back in 2014, Google launched something called Material Design to essentially fix all of its ugly websites and other bits of design. It also shared the design language with everyone. Until now it’s been quite restrictive (not very creative or dynamic, plus strict icon and interface grid). But this is about to change. Link.

🖥️ Technology

A nice way to learn more about technical writing. This will help with your documentation. Link.

Google project Startline: “To make this experience possible, we are applying research in computer vision, machine learning, spatial audio and real-time compression. We’ve also developed a breakthrough light field display system that creates a sense of volume and depth that can be experienced without the need for additional glasses or headsets.
The effect is the feeling of a person sitting just across from you like they are right there”. Link.

🕹️ Cool stuff

We have a few Naval fans in our office. Eric Jorgenson has bundled all of Naval’s knowledge, extracted from podcast, tweets, blogs, and interview, into one simple to read book. Link.

This hackerman stored a whole game in binary format on a QR code. Link.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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