Years ago, I bought a multi-CD set of every MAD magazine. It was a dream come true. Unfortunately, it was Windows only, so I could only read it on my desktop Dell machine.
I just found out about a new version that has every issue of MAD from 1952-2006 on one DVD. That's over 600 issues (17,500 pages), plus a bunch of special features such as interviews and some animation. It also runs on Mac machines, and the pages are in PDF format, which is great for printing and viewing on handheld devices (I hope).
I can't wait to get my copy!
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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