If someone had told me in my teenage years that there’d be a walkman which didn’t need tapes and could store thousands of tunes, plus show little videos and allow me to play NBA Jam on the bus - and that I’d be able to own one - I’d have thought they were mad. Funny how things work out :o)
Great article, taken from the excellent book “The Shock Doctrine” - here’s hoping the countries going through big political changes at the moment don’t get stitched up like the ANC did in South Africa…
“An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You would never see an ”Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order” sign, just ”Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.”—Mitch Hedberg
Alan Turing, the Manchester computer pioneer, will be celebrated in his home city 100 years after his birth.
Largely ignored by the establishment during his lifetime – he was persecuted for being gay and prosecuted for having a relationship with a man – there will be a year of celebrations marking the centenary of Turing’s birth.
The Manchester Evening News reports that scientists, computer programmers and even runners will play their part in the tribute.
Turing led efforts to decode German U-boat communications and went on to lay the foundations of modern computing.
Read this. Take a second to stop looking at all the pretty pictures on your dash or reblogging all of the fun memes and read about what is happening. Just read it. People need to know what is happening before they can help, and the more people that know the better. There could be something you could do, or there could be something someone you know could do. Maybe one of your followers wants to help, or knows someone who can help. Just read it, and please reblog posts regarding Libya. Ignoring it because you don’t want to hear about something so sad won’t make it go away. Please.