Archive for April, 2012

As 2012 begins, what will the year bring about? #leap year

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Posted: April 23rd, 2012
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Scientists published their work in journals that only scientists read, classicists in volumes that only classicists read, and engineers in blue books that no one read. So the reference book was born—the compendium of facts, the chrestomathy of passages, and the anthology of extracts—by which the rest of us could learn and use the information that print technology was producing, filling bookshelves that could be measured by the mile. #wikipedia

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Posted: April 23rd, 2012
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You could imagine a similar anxiety over how the telephone would undermine fiction. Perhaps it is just a matter of acceleration. #reader nostalgia

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Posted: April 23rd, 2012
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Atlanticus Pokemon, ahem, Sea Slug

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Posted: April 22nd, 2012
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Neuroscience of Need

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Posted: April 22nd, 2012
at 8:26pm by mnp


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My Ninja, Please! 4.22.12 : Scanwiches

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Posted: April 22nd, 2012
at 8:14pm by mnp


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Going Digital…

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Posted: April 22nd, 2012
at 8:12pm by mnp


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Of the many and conflicting stories about how Huffington Post came to be—how it boasts 68 sections, three international editions (with more to come), 1.2 billion monthly page views and 54 million comments in the past year alone, how it came to surpass the traffic of virtually all the nation’s established news organizations and amass content so voluminous that a visit to the website feels like a trip to a mall where the exits are impossible to locate—the earliest and arguably most telling begins with a lunch in March 2003 at which the idea of an online newspaper filled with celebrity bloggers and virally disseminated aggregated content did not come up. #online newspaper?

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Posted: April 22nd, 2012
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The number of websites that would now break if Amazon were to go down, and the growing pervasiveness of Amazon behind the scenes, is really quite impressive. The company stored 762 billion objects in its S3 storage cloud last year, three times the number of objects stored 2010. #Amazon

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Posted: April 22nd, 2012
at 4:57am by mnp


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