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Connecting the Dots

Hey! Sam here with the Connecting the Dots newsletter.

This email is a little different, I haven't written a new book or article to share. Rather, I've come across a couple of new tools that you might like to know about.

I've been using them for a couple of weeks now, and they've helped me get more out of my growing collection of highlights. 

So without further ado, here they are:
1. Hypothesis  

This app lets you annotate the web. It appears as a sidebar in your browser, and as you read articles you can highlight sections of text, add comments, and save them in different groups.

Highlighting and saving text isn't new, but letting other people see and respond to them is. 

You have the option to make your highlights and comments public, so that others who read the same website with Hypothesis installed will see them. 

It's like how Medium let's you make comments at any point in an article, but for the rest of the internet. 

Get it for free here.

2. Readwise

If you read a lot of ebooks, then you probably have a lot of highlights tucked away that you never really see again.

I fit this description, so I was pleased to find Readwise, which will take all the highlights from your Kindle, iBooks, and Instapaper collections, and send a few of them to your email each day.

This way you're reminded of things you thought were important. But better still, you can save them as favourites with Readwise, add notes, and convert them to mastery flashcards to help you learn. 

Readwise is free for the first month, then $4.50 or $8 per month. For what you get I think that's a pretty good price. If you want to sign up, using this link would get you and me an extra free month. If not, that's cool too.  
Some Other Interesting Stuff

1. Check out this TED Talk from Rob Reid. He points out that the number of people that would kill all humans on Earth is likely more than zero, and as genetic editing gets cheaper and easier to access, the prospect that one of those people could succeed grows. 

2. While there is variation between countries, one study found that almost everywhere people were more likely to return a wallet with money in it than without.

3. This is an image of the same coin with different rotations. In one the number appears to be concave, and in the other convex. I assume this is because our brain expects the light to be coming from above... Credit belongs to @AkiyoshiKitaoka
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