Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.– Woody Guthrie
Building A Wireless Network Out Of Junk →
This NPR podcast is a few weeks old - but super cool. “Volunteers with MIT’s Fab Lab program, which is part of the school’s Bits and Atoms lab, helped create a Wi-Fi network in Afghanistan. They call it FabFi, and they made it from junk: wire, a plastic tub, USAID vegetable oil cans…”
Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record
Happy Friday, courtesy of The New Pornographers.
BBC - The Beauty of Maps - Home →
Seeing the art in cartography.
How to Green Your Parents (NYTimes)
This essentially amounts to a sort of systems-thinking-type approach to sustainability from the ground up, or what the authors of the new book called “The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching and Learning” would call ecological design. The “third teacher”? It’s the environment. Accordingly, the book’s proposed solutions include “Make health and safety a classroom project...
NASA’s latest space telescope, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, is delivering unprecedented images and video of our local star. The telescope was launched 11 Feb 2010. Wired.com
Airplanes are a means of ignoring the spaces in between your point of origin and...– “Escape From the Jet Age” NY Times Op Ed
U.S. Demanded Online User Info 3,500 Times in 6... →
Search engines and ISPs have for years refused to tell the public how many times the cops and feds have forced them to turn over information on users. Google broke that unwritten code of silence Tuesday, unveiling a Government Requests Tool that shows the public how often individual governments around the world have asked for user information, and how often they’ve asked Google to remove content...
The extent to which you have a design style is the extent to which you have not...– Charles Eames
Even FedEx abandoned its pledge to absolutely, positively get it there...– Air Travel Crisis Deepens as Europe Fears Wider Impact - NYTimes.com