The North Korean press agency's announcement of thrice-cursed traitor Jang Song Thaek's execution gripped foreign observers this week. Unfortunately, the news overshadowed another item
issued that same day: the development of a new kind of soft drink! Here's the press release:
New Soft Drink Developed
Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- The Korea Kuryonggang Trading Company in the DPRK has recently developed a new kind of soft drink.
The anti-oxidation drink is made of selenium, vitamin C and other abstracts from grains, vegetables, fruits, medicinal herbs, etc.
Light yellowish brown in color and sour and sweet in taste, it helps keep up good health conditions.
Good in promoting metabolism in human body, this drink is believed to be efficacious for several diseases like arteriosclerosis, myocardial infraction, cerebral thrombosis and tuberculosis.
Anti-oxidants to fight the imperialist running dogs' mendicant diplomacy!
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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