1. WAY MADE FOR DUCKLINGS. One failed to make it safely across Lake Shore Drive, despite Good Samaritans' heroic efforts.
2. AT GOOGLE, APPLETHINK. Steven Levy's behind-the-scenes story of the new social-networking product, Google+ -- designed by one of the founding Apple software artists, Andy Herzfeld. (Thanks, John Gruber.)
3. GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC. Who's in?