July 2007

Was I right about the dangers of the Internet in 1997? – By David Shenk – Slate Magazine – “Probably the greatest overall threat [of the information culture] is that so many potentially meaningful experiences can easily be supplanted by merely thrilling experiences.”

Famous Poems Rewritten as Limericks

cabel.name: New! Product Update – Soda with vitamins, mystery-flavor Doritos, and cereal straws. Amazing, the lengths we go to trying to use all that corn…

Norman Borlaug, a pioneer of the “Green Revolution” who was born on a Cresco farm in 1914, became one of only five people in history to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, Nobel Peace Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom. Never heard of him? You’ve probably heard of the others: Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa,…more

Out Of The Ashes: Lowe’s Makes “Katrina Cottages” Available Nationwide – Consumerist – awesome. Smaller homes are a viable market segment; unfortunate that it took a hurricane to expose it.

Alarm Ring – worn on your finger; vibrates to wake you up silently.

YouTube – “Thriller” – performed by “1,500 plus CPDRC inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines”. Wow.

The design of Berkeley’s Haas GSB buildings