Over at Museum of Hoaxes, Alex has posted two photos taken through airplane windows. He says: "One of these might be fake. Can you guess which?" Maddeningly, he hasn't told us which one is fake (by that, I am guessing he means there's no Photoshop trickery involved and that they are unretouched photographs).
Perhaps neither one is fake. In the comments section, one reader says the giraffe is probably a cutout of a photo that's been taped to the window. The shadow cast by the giraffe is a giveaway, he says.
And the other photo of the man with his legs sticking out of the engine might have been taken on the ground, says one reader. What looks like clouds could be snow on the runway.
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]
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