Friday curiosities

I continue to rummage through my ever growing collection of articles that have been saved for a rainy day, here is an eclectic mix for a Friday.

You all know about Amazon because that’s where we shop, but that’s arguably not the most important thing they do. If the servers at Amazon Web Services were to go down then no more Netflix. Spotify. Instagram. Airbnb. Gulp.

The Book Thing may be the biggest free book shop in the world.

This is from way back in April but still, the genius of clockmaker John Harrison is still quite extraordinary.

Few buildings have a greater sense of timelessness than religious buildings.

Should your week not have been as productive as you would have hoped. Here’s 9 (count ’em, 9) productivity infographics to mull over and change your life before Monday.

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