Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A web content, the SolidSmack crew has done some of the heavy-lifting to make sure you get your Mondays started on the right track.

Welcome to The Monday List.

Every Monday, we link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you to get your week started on the right foot. Be sure to check in each week for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

The World’s Dominant Crypto-Mining Company Wants to Own AI

In a rare interview, Bitmain’s Jihan Wu talks about his plans to take on Nvidia, Intel, and AMD.

The World’s Dominant Crypto-Mining Company Wants to Own AI

Apple and Its Rivals Bet Their Futures on These Men’s Dreams

An oral history of artificial intelligence, as told by its godfathers, gadflies, and Justin Trudeau.

Apple and Its Rivals Bet Their Futures on These Men’s Dreams

Is a Dumber Phone a Better Phone?

You be the judge.

Is a Dumber Phone a Better Phone?

How Exercise Can Help You Recall Words

Word fitness.

How Exercise Can Help You Recall Words

What Happened to Facebook’s Grand Plan to Wire the World?

Five years ago Mark Zuckerberg debuted a bold, humanitarian vision of global internet. It didn’t go as planned—forcing Facebook to reckon with the limits of its own ambition.

Facebook Global Internet

Tesla proves technology is not always the solution

Elon Musk’s conviction that more tech is always better is hurting Tesla — and killing people

Tesla Motors

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