Monthly Archives: May 2008

Forbes: New iPhone Is Already Here

And yet, incredibly, not one credible image of Apple’s new product has yet been published. This one article is a great summary of what we know and when we first knew it. This would make an interesting book if it weren’t such a narrow tech story.

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Here’s to Harvey Corman!

If you’re wondering who Harvey Corman was, check out this sketch with Tim Conway. Every week on the Carol Burnett Show we would wait for one of them to lose it and laugh when they shouldn’t. This is a classic example of why they were so good. Clearly this clip features Conway’s brilliance, but Harvey added a lot to the comedy landscape and the two together were amazing.

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Washington Post Writer – The Secret Message

This is clever.  Linton Weeks of the Washington Post took an early retirement from the paper.  In his final published article, he took the opportunity to send a message in code to his readers.  When I first heard about this I was expecting something a little more rude or playful, but even though the message is tame, I really like that he made it happen.  See if you can find the message (or … spoiler alert … check the first letters of each paragraph.)

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Heat Sensitive Wallpaper

I love it when things are re-engineered to have new applications and properties.  It can allow for new life experiences in a world where you thought you knew everything.  Check this out… wall paper that reveals more to the design depending on the temperature.  I also like the calendar that fades as the day ends.  Cool creativity.

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BMW Shows Airbus How to Light an Airplane Ceiling

See the sky in a plane. When I got my first BMW a few years ago, I had to run out and buy more lights for my apartment because my car was better lit than my livingroom. So it’s no surprise that BMW is helping Airbus with lighting.

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The Magnifying Glass goes Digital

People who lose part of their sight to macular degeneration, diabetes or other diseases may now benefit from some new technology. Several portable video devices that enlarge print may help them make the most of their remaining vision. A great creative use of technology!

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Apple takes delivery of 188 mysterious ocean containers

The fact there is a business around tracking inbound shipments on cargo ships probably shouldn’t be surprising, but somehow it is. It’s also cool that this kind of scrutiny exists. Plus it’s just plain fun to know and that there might be some new iPhones in boxes within boxes within crates sitting in a warehouse somewhere. I would like a new electric computer please!

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