When most everyone shouts, few listen

“Your word gets out, leapfrogging editors and publishers. Every voice can be heard cheaply and instantly. The result? Every voice is heard. The cacophony more closely resembles citizens band radio, complete with handles, harassment, and anonymous threats. When most everyone shouts, few listen.” Scientist Clifford Stoll, for Newsweek, in 1995, discussing a danger of Internet. […]

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Adidas launches a sneaker for female runners

(originally posted on QZ.com) According to a statistics of U.S.race finishers Women runners outnumber males runners.  That makes them a viable market. After analyzing women’s foot structure and running profile, Aididas has created the PureBoost X, designed to deliver supportive comfort to the female runner. “The tendons and ligaments are actually more flexible themselves,” he tells Quartz. […]

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Happy Birthday, Mario!

(July 9) 1981 – Nintendo released the arcade game Donkey Kong (pictured), which featured the debut of Mario, “one of the most famous characters in video game history” -wikipedia’ He wasn’t the headliner; that honor would go to the orange, barrel throwing, ape on the top girder. Nevertheless, his sheer pluck and determination, to say […]

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Happy Birthday, Windows

Originally posted on Ask Quincy:
The year is 1985. Soviet leader Gorbachev meets with American President Reagan. Cocoa Cola unveils New Coke. Actor Rock Hudson dies of aids. Singer Madonna’s starts her first tour. And on November 20, 1985, Microsoft releases Windows 1.0. Unveiled in 1983, it would not be available for purchase until two years later. Arguably,…

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