This Day in Blogging History: NYC parking signs information-design; Whole Earth publications online; Martian watches

One year ago today
NYC's new parking signs are great information design: The NYC Department of Transport has revamped its notoriously complex parking-rules signs, so that they're slightly less cryptic.

Five years ago today
All Whole Earth publications online: Kevin Kelly reports the exciting news that all the Whole Earth-related publications from the last 40 year are scanned and online.

Ten years ago today
Bespoke martian watches keep 24h, 39m day: The martian day is 24h, 39m long -- which means that the rover crew had to get custom-made timepiece.