Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-07-12
- Librarians turned Google Forms into the unlikely platform for virtual escape rooms – The Verge
One of the early examples when google forms allowed conditional logic was a choose your own adventure form. I need to build out that wordpress plugin to let construction of these be more pleasant and allow more choices.
- B. Bolander on Twitter: “i hope bill watterson is doing okay and is proud of all the children he radicalized with this stuff https://t.co/l31P58xU0l” / Twitter
- The true story of the prince of Qatar and his time at USC – Los Angeles Times
The adjunct researched selling the watch to benefit USC, but found that it was already registered in his name with Rolex. Instead, he wrote a check to the university for its estimated value, $12,500. USC confirmed his account.
–what kind of adjunct has that kind of money for a watch they don’t sell and never wear?
- Coronavirus Conversations With One of America’s Richest Men – Bloomberg
I wondered if the bubbling frustration might be fueled instead by the different ways billionaires loom over our lives, and not only because we can’t check email, stream movies, or post photos without their products. Earlier in April, Bill Gates had suggested his foundation would spend billions of dollars to fund a coronavirus vaccine, reminding everyone that it was the rich, as often as not, who seemed to be guaranteeing our survival, rather than government. I asked the executive if depending on the goodwill of such a small group might make us resent them.