Two tornadoes touched down yesterday and devastated the Nebraska town of Pilger, killing a 5-year-old and injuring 19 others. StormChasingVideo.com published this incredible footage of the two funnels, which came within a mile of one another as they demolished the community of 350.
Pilger was completely evacuated during the storm, which reportedly "completely leveled" at least half of it. Nebraska State Patrol closed all roads into the area. Residents gathered this morning at a nearby staging area, according to Fox News, and the state governor, Dave Heineman, declared a state of emergency. The National Guard is to help local emergency services and assist in the cleanup operation.
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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