I had a chance to go through the amazing Henry Ford Museum during Maker Faire Detroit (which was held in the Museum and in the parking lot there). I was expecting it to be mainly about Henry Ford and Ford cars, but it was so much more than that. It was much bigger than I imagined, and it contained exhibits about cultural and technological developments around the world, from the mid-19th century to the present day. I think it was one of the most interesting museums I've ever visited. I plan to write a few of posts about the museum. Here's my first.
I enjoyed this cool exhibit of a geodesic commune home, circa 1973. Bob Dylan music was playing and the bookshelves included High Priest, by Timothy Leary and The Naked Ape, by Desmond Morris. (I wish I could have taken clearer photos of the bookshelves.)
The place looked cozy. I was ready to move in.
More photos after the jump.
While looking something else up, I came across Merriam-Webster’s new online “Time Traveler” feature today. It allows you to browse to see what words were first used in print for a particular year. For example: “Idiot box” was first used in 1955, “granola” in 1970, and “cyberpunk” in 1983. “Bloodletting” was used before the 12th […]
When a beloved teacher at Palmerston North Boys’ High School in New Zealand passed away in 2015, young men from the school — both past and present — performed a rousing haka in his honor. Powerful, literally gave me chills! A commenter explains: A little background to this haka I’m apart of the school and […]
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As more companies aim to reel in costs and boost productivity, project managers are becoming an essential part of many operations, and they’re paid handsomely for their expertise. But, while demand is high, you’ll have a hard time getting your foot in the door if you’re not toting the right certifications. The Official Lean Six Sigma […]