1) A discussion of bounty hunters. Pretty damn cool. The article is kind of funny, in that it occasionally veers into extraordinarily familiar speech. For example:
He decided on a career in law enforcement a few years later, because, you know, that’s what a lot of ex-military people end up doing.
That was totally out of nowhere. I was, you know, like, “Whoa.”
2) A history of the Japanese word processor. That video of the Japanese typewriter on page 1 is amazing. I think I would have killed myself if I had to use that thing on a regular basis. Thank god for input method editors!
This article is actually part 5 of a 6 part discussion called Japanese in the Age of Technology. It’s apparently Volume 1, so maybe there is more linguistic goodness to come :D