Here's my favorite bit from the latest edition of Harper's Weekly:
Arkansas state Senator Kim Hendren [left] apologized
for calling New York Senator Chuck Schumer "that Jew" at a
county Republican meeting. "I was attempting to explain
that, unlike Senator Schumer, I believe in traditional
values, like we used to see on The Andy Griffith Show,"
explained Hendron. "I made the mistake of referring to
Senator Schumer as 'that Jew' and I should not have put it
that way, as this took away from what I was trying to say."
Venetia Phair, nee Burney, who as an 11-year-old girl in
1930 named the newly discovered planet Pluto, died at age
90. "In the year 4,000 A.D., when Pluto is hollowed out and
millions of people are living inside," said an amateur
astronomer, "the name of Venetia Burney may be the only
thing that Great Britain is remembered for."
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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