Friday, October 24, 2014

What Young People Don’t Know   

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Kas Thomas: Young people today don’t realize what has happened to the U.S. economy over the past 40 years. Their sense of what’s “normal” is shaped by current reality, not the reality their parents grew up in. They don’t know … Continue reading →

Thursday, October 16, 2014

How the West Views Ebola   

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Sophie Kleeman writing for Mic about her interview with Andrew Carrhilo, an illustrator and cartoonist from Lisbon, whose One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What’s Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola: “People in the African continent are more regarded … Continue reading →

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Series of Unfortunate (Apple) Events

AppleOpinion

Apple prides itself on producing consumer products that ‘just work’ by successfully combining hardware, software, and services. Unfortunately, the company has experienced a series of high-profile blunders in recent weeks, highlighting that they too aren’t always perfect. iCloud Security In … Continue reading →

Saturday, June 14, 2014

America dumbs down   

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Jonathon Gatehouse, writing for Maclean’s on a wave of anti-science, anti-intellectual thinking in the United States: If the rise in uninformed opinion was limited to impenetrable subjects that would be one thing, but the scourge seems to be spreading. Everywhere … Continue reading →

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou Dies at 86   

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Margalit Fox, writing for The New York Times: Long before that day, as she recounted in “Caged Bird” and its sequels, she had already been a dancer, calypso singer, streetcar conductor, single mother, magazine editor in Cairo, administrative assistant in … Continue reading →

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hopes for WWDC 2014

AppleOpinion

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) takes place from June 2 to 6 in San Francisco. Most of the conference consists of highly technical education sessions introducing programmers to the new features and frameworks that they will be able to … Continue reading →

Monday, April 28, 2014

thn.gy – The Things of Interest URL Shortener

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In this age of Twitter and mobile devices, every character counts. That’s why, starting today, everything published on Things of Interest has a corresponding short URL from http://thn.gy/. For example, the short URL for this post is http://thn.gy/3T. Short URLs … Continue reading →