I like to sit the wrong way in a rowboat. I already know where I’ve been.
• June 5, 110 years ago: The Lumiere brothers get a US patent for making fine color photos using potato starch.
Autochrome galleries: Nat.Geo.(12 pix). Christina, 1913.
• Nitro cold-brew will bubble from 500 Starbux taps.
• Don’t get mad, get even? The five-foot-wide “Spite House” took it to the nth degree.
• Mount Pinatubo, 25 years later.
• Scrabble? Words that end in ‘ump’.
• Cambodia may have contained the largest empire on Earth in the 12th century.
“I think that these airborne laser [Lidar] discoveries mark the greatest advance in the past 50 or even 100 years of our knowledge of Angkorian civilisation.”
We also learned this week that Lidar spotted the largest tree in the tropics … as tall as Big Ben.
• The hippies are back … at least, at Lightning in a Bottle.
• Mysterious stone spheres! In Bosnia! And in Franz Josef Land! And in Uncle Scrooge!
• June 11 For the 2nd day in a row, with temps in the 70s, a Queen’s guard member collapses during her ‘official’ 90th birthday celebration.
• Contemplate the future of podcasting. Seriously.
QUOTE: Nearly every social network now treats a link as just the same as it treats any other object … instead of seeing it as a way to make that text richer. (*)
NATCH. A link encourages people to leave Eden.
Fact: Google search was designed to lift up
the sites that other sites link to
After that, why include links from
Why foster exploration?
Department of extended techno-babble
Decentralized Web Summit in SanFran. Cerf, Berners-Lee, Kahle, Doctorow (5:12:), et. al. redesigning the Web. Day 1 & 2 Sched Day 1 Vid Day 2 Vid