XKCD has won the internet for the week … and it’s only Monday.
A chart of money, all of it, where it is and what it can do.
Check out Randall’s “Money” superpost (here’s the direct link to zoom and explore). Once you get over the shock and awe of putting this together, then we can all talk about what it means.
This is effing beautiful. Especially check out the trillions panel, and the total value of outstanding derivatives.
So many amazing little pieces to this. The velociraptors, the only-somewhat-progressive taxation levels, wasted money in terms of unmaintained infrastructure etc, the total costs of providing education to all, obligatory pop-culture references.
An interweb well won.
Gidsy has been the subject of plenty of chatter in certain quarters of the European startup scene in recent months and today it launches its public beta. Opening up today in its native Berlin, and expanding to New York next week, Gidsy takes the idea behind AirBnB (a peer-to-peer marketplace for accommodation) and translates it to hosted ‘experiences’. It lets anyone advertise their own activities, or search for and book all sorts of things, from photography workshops to life drawing classes, to parties. If you’re organising an activity, you simply enter all the relevant details to create your listing and then Gidsy handles the booking process, payment by attendees, online visibility, promotions, cancellation policies and customer support. Listing events is free, but Gidsy takes a 10% fee from each booking made through its system. Gidsy aims to become a destination, not just for people hosting events, but for those looking for something to do, too. To that end, it has a beautiful interface for browsing events and event a style guide to help organisers. Even the style guide is gorgeous. (via Gidsy launches as stylish ‘AirBnB for experiences’)
Looks awesome… now to wait for it to arrive down south.