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  • anarchivist: Once upon a time, infants were quietly removed from orphanages and delivered to the home economics programs at elite U.S. colleges, where young women were eager to learn the science of mothering. These infants became “practice babies,” living in “practice apartments,” where a gaggle of young “practice mothers” took turns caring for them. After […]

  • SlickWraps Skateboard Series for iPhone 4

    SlickWraps Skateboard Series for iPhone 4 Looks awesome. briancors: Now, why didn’t I think of that?

  • http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:hcx:content:atom.com:25539f8e-1fcd-41fd-85f4-d06c40cdb855 Old People News: Tech Report: The Kickstarter (via @waxpancake) (Source: http://media.mtvnservices.com/)

  • Who owns your digital downloads? (Hint: it’s not you)

    Who owns your digital downloads? (Hint: it’s not you) Steve Jobs once said, “People want to own their music.” Someone better tell the folks who run the iTunes Store and its competitors. If you buy a digital music track or album from the iTunes store or one of its competitors, you don’t own it.

  • Whenever you join a new social network, there’s this sudden, gentle pressure to, y’know, be more interesting. In the case of Twitter, that manifests itself as a pressure to post ever-more-cool undiscovered URLage. In the case of Instagram, it means posting ever-more-nifty snapshots. And this in turn means that I’ve begun looking at the world […]

  • Real-Life Superhero Stops Car Robbery Phoenix Jones is part of a real-life super-hero movement. If you’re curious about him, here’s a big interview with him. If you need a hero near you, check the registry. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

  • What Could Have Been Entering the Public Domain on January 1, 2011?

    What Could Have Been Entering the Public Domain on January 1, 2011? Some of the things that would be in the public domain at the beginning of 2011 if not for the Copyright Act of 1976: The first two volumes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers Samuel […]

  • “Five Sci-Fi Children’s Books” (via MeFi which has several attempts at text for Goodnight Dune) See also: Dr. Seuss does Star Wars

  • the best thing I can say about these european and new york-based photographers is that some of them support the local economy by throwing a couple hundred dollars at the poor saps who show them around for a few weeks and help guard their hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cameras and equipment. sometimes […]