Wiser Web Wednesday

Wiser Web Wednesday – a weekly link to posts of interest from around the web:

The Newsprint
Whilst a good majority of posts I link to from The Newsprint will be pen or tech based pieces, I really enjoyed this two-part photo essay from Josh Ginter’s recent trip to New York. Regardless of the topic, you can guarantee there will be great photography. Yes, an obligatory Field Notes pic appears, though you’ll have to find it yourself:
New York 2014: Part 1
New York 2014: Part 2

Jet Pens
In the spirit of the epic The Well Appointed Desk pen refill guide, comes the Jet Pens guide to everything notebook. Again, one for the reference collection:
Notebooks Explained

The Modern Stationer
After picking up a clothbound Clarefontaine Notebook recently, I was interested to read some other thoughts on this paper. I myself had a couple of issues with ink drying time, particularly with a very wet ink (Montblanc Meisterstück 90 years Permanent Grey). I believe I was a little ambitious given it was a during a meeting requiring somewhat rapid note-taking:
Clarefontaine Basics Life. Unplugged Staplebound Duo Review

Presentation Magic
Follow up to a link from a couple of weeks ago, the focus this time on videos used (or overused) in presentations. This is certainly something I have noticed in recent times myself, mostly with good effect, however there is indeed a limit:
Think including a TED talk or video can improve your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation?

Capital Public Radio
Whilst a shortage of high quality coffee is never a good thing, the reality of both crop and employment decimation through the coffee rust problem becomes a little more real with stories such as this:

Mendez’s brother sends money when he can. But the family is deep in debt, both from the smuggler who tried to help them cross the border, and from their previous failed crop.

Rust Decimates Guatemala’s Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

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