Monday’s Link Roundup.

In this Monday’s Link Roundup you really owe it to yourself to take a look at “Welcome to Pine Point”. It’s a dazzling digital reconstruction of a place that no longer exists and a glimpse into the lives of some of the people who lived there. If you’re looking for a unique way to present personal histories, take a few minutes to read the interview with the creators and then head on over to Pine Point. It’s quite a trip!

  • “Welcome to Pine Point”: digital narrative chases memory and loss.“What if your hometown disappeared, literally vanished from the map? How would you hold onto it? Would the community of people who had lived there continue? “Welcome to Pine Point” is a website that explores the death of a town and the people whose memories and mementos tell its story today. The site lives online under the auspices of the National Film Board of Canada and came into the world via the creative duo of Michael Simons and Paul Shoebridge (also known as The Goggles).”
  • The Main Principle of Charging a Flat Rate. “…more entrepreneurs are turning to flat-rate pricing structures instead of hourly rates because of the advantages that this option offers. Here are the main arguments in favor of flat-rate pricing to assist in your decision of which option to choose.”
  • The Death of Book Design. “Book Design. (1452 – 2011). Born near Mainz, Germany, Book Design came of age in the heady atmosphere of Venice in the Italian Renaissance. He went through a rocky adolescence when he seemed to lose track of his roots, but matured into the confident and gracious Book Design of the twentieth-century’s Golden Age of Letterpress.” [Thanks to Sarah White for alerting me to this item.]
  • The Problem With Memoirs. “There was a time when you had to earn the right to draft a memoir, by accomplishing something noteworthy or having an extremely unusual experience or being such a brilliant writer that you could turn relatively ordinary occur­rences into a snapshot of a broader historical moment. Anyone who didn’t fit one of those categories was obliged to keep quiet. Unremarkable lives went unremarked upon, the way God intended. But then came our current age of oversharing, and all heck broke loose.”
  • Ultimate PhotoGuide. “Our goal is simple – provide the highest-quality photography instructional videos, tips and techniques and a place where photographers can come together– whether new hobbyists or seasoned professionals, to exchange ideas and experiences.”
  • Books as a Way to Grace a Room. “Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books creates custom libraries and decorative “book solutions” for designers, high-end builders and individuals. He can wrap books he’s collected — literary classics, for example, or German philosophy — in jackets of his own design.”
  • 26 Tips to Enhance Your Experience on LinkedIn. “With more than 85 million users and “a new member being added every second,” LinkedIn is often regarded as the premier social networking site for business professionals. Companies also see LinkedIn as a valuable place to promote their products and services.”

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