Marjorie Morris, 77, found this dead baby turtle deep in her bag of freeze-dried Folgers coffee. She says she isn't planning to sue and suggests that somehow the turtle could have been a result of flooding in New Orleans where several Folgers plants are located. Procter & Gamble, owners of Folgers, are investigating. From the Iowa City Press-Citizen:
The turtle, meanwhile, is in Morris' safekeeping, where she said it would remain to show her grandchildren.
Although the experience has turned her into a much more mindful consumer, Morris said she would continue to drink coffee.
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]
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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