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:

Calling Danger at the Grandview Speedway

The life and times of a stock-car-racing announcer.

Calling Danger at the Grandview Speedway

The Future of Power Still Means Fossil Fuels, for Now

Climate change and rising energy demands spurred investment in renewables, but coal and gas aren’t slowing down.

The Future of Power Still Means Fossil Fuels, for Now

A Brief Adventurous History of Flannel

The journey of a fabric enjoyed by everyone from Welsh shepherds to grunge Seattleites

A Brief Adventurous History of Flannel

Why Quantum Computers Will Be Super Awesome, Someday

Satya Nadella, the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., calls quantum computing one of three emerging technologies that will radically reshape the world, along with artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

Why Quantum Computers Will Be Super Awesome, Someday

’Tis the Season for Surge Robots as Holiday Hiring Finds Automation

Retail warehouse operations are turning to ‘cobots’ to help seasonal workers cope with the expected flood of online orders

’Tis the Season for Surge Robots as Holiday Hiring Finds Automation

Why Are Parking Lots So Tricky for Self-Driving Cars?

Here’s why Tesla’s “Smart Summon” feature is taking them on anyway.

Why Are Parking Lots So Tricky for Self-Driving Cars?
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