Saturday 6.15.13

Drone flyby of Turkish Police raiding Gezi Park in Istanbul

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Friday 4.12.13

In 1993, AT&T launched their “You Will” campaign showing amazing things we’d be doing in the future thanks to technology.

20 years later, these are all routine, mundane parts of our lives. The only difference is we swapped out the stylus in favor of our fingertips

Saturday 2.23.13

Demolishing a building from the inside out (using a PS3 controller)

Tuesday 10.30.12
"The goal: to see if illiterate kids with no previous exposure to written words can learn how to read all by themselves… Children [in the remote villages in Ethiopia] had never previously seen printed materials, road signs, or even packaging that had words on them…
…OLPC workers dropped off closed boxes containing the tablets, taped shut, with no instruction. “I thought the kids would play with the boxes. Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, found the on-off switch … powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child, per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village, and within five months, they had hacked Android,” Negroponte said. “Some idiot in our organization or in the Media Lab had disabled the camera, and they figured out the camera, and had hacked Android.”
This is awesome.

"The goal: to see if illiterate kids with no previous exposure to written words can learn how to read all by themselves… Children [in the remote villages in Ethiopia] had never previously seen printed materials, road signs, or even packaging that had words on them…

…OLPC workers dropped off closed boxes containing the tablets, taped shut, with no instruction. “I thought the kids would play with the boxes. Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, found the on-off switch … powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child, per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village, and within five months, they had hacked Android,” Negroponte said. “Some idiot in our organization or in the Media Lab had disabled the camera, and they figured out the camera, and had hacked Android.”

This is awesome.

Saturday 2.4.12

“ Apple’s iPhone business alone is now bigger than Microsoft. Not Windows. Not Office. Microsoft. Think about that. The iPhone did not exist five years ago. And now it’s bigger than a company that, 15 years ago, was dragged into court and threatened with forcible break-up because it had amassed an unassailable and unthinkably profitable monopoly. The iPhone also appears to be considerably more profitable than Microsoft. ”

Pretty amazing milestone. especially considering that Apple created an entirely new market that Microsoft is struggling to compete in. Sure makes Balmer’s remarks in 2007  sound even more ridiculous.

Apple’s iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than All Of Microsoft 

(via jonathanmarcus)

(via jonathanmarcus)