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50 Years of the Jetsons


50 Years of the Jetsons: Why The Show Still Matters
smithsonian.com
September 19, 2012
It was 50 years ago this coming Sunday that the Jetson family first jetpacked their way into American homes. The show lasted just one season (24 episodes) after its debut on Sunday September 23, 1962, but today “The Jetsons” stands as the single most important piece of 20th century futurism. More episodes were later produced in the mid-1980s, but it’s that 24-episode first season that helped define the future for so many Americans today. Read It!


Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second


Unfixable Computers Are Leading Humanity Down a Perilous Path

By Kyle

I’ve been writing about Apple and the value of repair for the better part of the last decade. Repair is our mission at iFixit — and it always has been. Even so, I didn’t expect the scale of the public response when I argued last week that consumers should choose the hackable, fixable non-Retina MacBook Pro over its sleeker-and-shinier-but-locked-down sibling.
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The Next Revolution in Beauty

Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.


Difference Engine: Luddite legacy

Babbage: The Economist
Nov 4th 2011, 16:10 by N.V. | LOS ANGELES

AN APOCRYPHAL tale is told about Henry Ford II showing Walter Reuther, the veteran leader of the United Automobile Workers, around a newly automated car plant. “Walter, how are you going to get those robots to pay your union dues,” gibed the boss of Ford Motor Company. Without skipping a beat, Reuther replied, “Henry, how are you going to get them to buy your cars?”
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How Much Does The Internet Weigh?


John McCarthy


John McCarthy, who has died aged 84, was often described as the father of “artificial intelligence” (AI), a branch of computer science founded on the notion that human intelligence can be simulated by machines .

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Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie, Trailblazer in Digital Era, Dies at 70
New York Times
By STEVE LOHR
Published: October 13, 2011

Dennis M. Ritchie, who helped shape the modern digital era by creating software tools that power things as diverse as search engines like Google and smartphones, was found dead on Wednesday at his home in Berkeley Heights, N.J. He was 70.
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Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

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100 Greatest Shut Ups in Films