|Internet years vs. dog years|
Did you ever try one of those clunky, expensive, 3-D TVs? The kind dependent upon clunky, expensive, per-viewer goggles? Probably not. Did you buy one? Almost certainly not. From IEEE Spectrum, see "3-D TV is Officially Dead (For Now) and This is Why it Failed."
Are you detecting a Luddite strain in me? I don't think so! But if Luddites are of interest, consider, from Digital Arts Magazine, "Luddite magazine questions our relationship with tech."
The first issue features the story of a midwife reflecting on the fact that parents spend much of the "golden hour" after their babies' birth taking photographs of their children and putting the photos online. Another story is a first-person confessional piece about a hipster Viiking [sic] lookalike who turned to weightlifting as a way to rebel against life's "modern rubbish."Time for ... another list. If OBE companies were a trip down memory lane, wait till you check out Universe Today's "A History of Curious Artifacts Sent Into Space." The penny on Mars -- really -- isn't even the most surprising of the bunch.
|An elementary identity crisis?|
And we wouldn't want to exclude curiosities in the social sciences, would we? Of course not! So check out the Washington Post's "The United States of question marks, in one map." (The most popular question about Illinois: why does it have a silent "s" in its name.)