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"Machines do work. People do the thinking."

Monastic scribes, printing presses, Shakespeare, the Industrial Revolution, planes, trains, automobiles, cargo ships, Einstein, satellites, astronauts, and, finally, moon rovers. What does this centuries-long arc of technological and cultural progress eventually lead to? Too much paperwork!

(via Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch IBM’s Greatest Corporate Film, Directed by … Jim Henson? | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com)


    I’m watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.



“Two curious moments on this week’s episode. 1. Agent Ward cocks a double barrel shotgun and it sounds like a 12 gauge pump? 2. Agent May hands Skye a large binder full of all of HQ’s printed communications records during a time period. Paper comically about 1 foot thick. Um, isn’t this SHIELD? The semi truck had a virtual projected HUD display and they don’t have their comms records in a cloud connected super computer applying big data analytics software to figure out the anomalies? Sigh.”



    
    
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    Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on GetGlue.com

I’m watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

“Two curious moments on this week’s episode. 1. Agent Ward cocks a double barrel shotgun and it sounds like a 12 gauge pump? 2. Agent May hands Skye a large binder full of all of HQ’s printed communications records during a time period. Paper comically about 1 foot thick. Um, isn’t this SHIELD? The semi truck had a virtual projected HUD display and they don’t have their comms records in a cloud connected super computer applying big data analytics software to figure out the anomalies? Sigh.”

146 others are also watching. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on GetGlue.com

Kiddo’s bizarre school art - I present to you and the world: Nailhead

Kiddo’s bizarre school art - I present to you and the world: Nailhead

staff:

Awesome. This happened last night. :)

Thanks for putting this together, Frankie!
You have an amazing collection of Jon Stewart GIFs.

And thank you, Daily Show!!

this was hilarious. 

(Source: bettyfrancis)

Original IBM Thinkpad (notepad)

Note to self: get a few more of the new version, take more notes. 

ronk:

The original IBM Thinkpad was - well, a pad that had the company slogan THINK on the front. A place to put ideas. IBM is 100 years old this year.

I saw a couple of the original versions of the IBM Thinkpad notepad at our centennial celebration today. I bought a replica in April b/c I do think we should, well, think on paper more often. I will renew this practice this year. 

ronk:

The original IBM Thinkpad was - well, a pad that had the company slogan THINK on the front. A place to put ideas. IBM is 100 years old this year.

I saw a couple of the original versions of the IBM Thinkpad notepad at our centennial celebration today. I bought a replica in April b/c I do think we should, well, think on paper more often. I will renew this practice this year. 

fanlingo:

thedailywhat:

Inception Thing of the Day: From the book Inception: The Shooting Script, a map of the dream layers as drawn by director Christopher Nolan himself.
(Embiggen.)
[incontention / slashfilm.]

I still don’t understand how they got back to the 747. But this is really awesome.

I used to draw diagrams and maps like this of the Zork game when I was young.

fanlingo:

thedailywhat:

Inception Thing of the Day: From the book Inception: The Shooting Script, a map of the dream layers as drawn by director Christopher Nolan himself.

(Embiggen.)

[incontention / slashfilm.]

I still don’t understand how they got back to the 747. But this is really awesome.

I used to draw diagrams and maps like this of the Zork game when I was young.

(Source: thedailywhat)

topherchris:

Samsung has this thing called Tweet Wrap, where they’ll make custom wrapping paper for you based on a design you choose and a Twitter search you specify. (Pay them a few bucks and they’ll mail it to you.)
Obviously, the best possible use case of this technology is to put 50 Cent’s tweets on wrapping paper.

awesome sauce.

topherchris:

Samsung has this thing called Tweet Wrap, where they’ll make custom wrapping paper for you based on a design you choose and a Twitter search you specify. (Pay them a few bucks and they’ll mail it to you.)

Obviously, the best possible use case of this technology is to put 50 Cent’s tweets on wrapping paper.

awesome sauce.