A week ago, the blogger behind Random Good Stuff stood in front of store that specializes in hair removal (eyebrow hair, ear hair, etc), and shot a video of a TV screen that showed how the process works. The speed and skill of the person plucking the hairs with a little piece of string (looks like dental floss) is stunning.
The blogger also said someone from the store caught him taping the demo and ran out to chide him.
From the comments section of the blog entry: "Those are not rubber bands, they are just cotton strings. What you saw is a very old Chinese technique called 絞臉 (Jiao Lien) and it is still used today."
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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