got80s: A really cool video on how we got to 7 Billion People.
Tablet writing apps for the blind
A new, innovative app was developed at Stanford University over the summer that helps blind tablet users write on their touchscreen devices. Technology Review at MIT reports: Touchscreens have one other feature though—they’re smart. The team realized that they didn’t have to make keys in a set location that the user had to find; the user could simply set his fingers down, and...
NY Times calls Hypercard "Unusual Software," 1987
A 1987 New York Times article: Apple Computer Inc. will introduce an unusual database and management information program Tuesday that the company hopes will help it maintain its lead in technology for making computers easy to use. The new software, known as Hypercard, will enable users of Apple’s Macintosh computers to organize information on computerized file cards that can be linked...
Catapult Offers Coffee and Office Space
rachelmennies: Brilliant. Thanks, Garfield, Pittsburgh. rustybridge: The new Garfield cafe’ Catapult aims to provide office space as well as fresh coffee to those who work from home. Check out the Post-Gazette article
Occupy Wall Street as a space for re-creating the...
Manissa McCleave Maharawal writes about her experience at Occupy Wall Street: And when I left, walking my bike back through the streets of the financial district, fighting the crowds of tourists and men in suits, I felt something pulling me back to that space. It was that it felt like a space of possibility, a space of radical imagination. And it was energizing to feel like such a space...