James "Scotty" Doohan's ashes will be shot into space in October. Doohan died two one
ago today. From the BBC News:
In a letter to fans last year, Doohan's widow, Wende, said the actor would have "given almost anything to be able to actually go into space".
"He finally gets his wish, I can't think of a more fitting send-off than having some of his fans attend this, his final journey," she said.
The flights have been arranged by Texas company Space Services, which previously sent the ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and 1960s drug guru Timothy Leary into space.
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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