Tuesday, January 10, 2017

But You Didn't Have To Cut Us Off

Ten years ago yesterday, on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the first ever iPhone. Before it was clear the iPhone would take over the world, people had some thoughts about it: Was this "high-tech bling" "fundamentally flawed"? Or would it be the Jesus phone?
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HISTORY LESSONS
THIS IS AMAZING
An Oral History Of 'Final Fantasy 7,' The Most Iconic RPG Of All Time
polygon.com
An inside look at the creation and fallout of Square's industry-defining role-playing game, as told by those who were there.
'HIGH-TECH BLING'
What Did People Think About The First iPhone?
digg.com
Ten years ago yesterday, on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the first ever iPhone. Before it was clear the iPhone would take over the world, people had some thoughts about it: Was this "high-tech bling" "fundamentally flawed"? Or would it be the Jesus phone?
'MY SILENT STRUGGLE'
The Concussion Diaries
gq.com
Zac Easter knew what was happening to him. He knew why. And he knew that it was only going to get worse. So he decided to write it all down — to let the world know what football had done to him, what he'd done to his body and his brain for the game he loved. And then he shot himself.
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The Best Way You're Not Using Your iPad
duetdisplay.com
Duet Display lets you easily sync up your iPad as a second display and twice the space means twice the productivity. Just duet. (You know you want to.)
THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A MARK
A CHRONIC PROBLEM
Why Don't We Have A Better Way To Measure Pain?
digg.com
Aching, throbbing, searing, excruciating — pain is difficult to describe and impossible to see. So how can doctors tell how much it hurts?
WAR GAMES
My Teenage Dirtbag Fight Club
buzzfeed.com
As teens in rural Massachusetts, my friends and I were bored, poor, and looking for something to punch. Just when we were ready for "Fight Club," we got it.
BECAUSE DENMARK HATES YOU
WATCH: Why Stepping On A LEGO Brick Is So Particularly Painful
digg.com
If you spend any time around children, you'll probably step on a LEGO at some point. And the pain will be excruciating. But why is stepping on a LEGO so singularly painful?
HUMANS MAKE GOOD PASSENGERS
NO COOL UNDERBODY KITS, THOUGH
The Amish Horse-Drawn Buggy Is More Tech-Forward Than You Think
popularmechanics.com
For reasons ranging from purely practical concerns to local safety laws, buggies have undergone some light modernization.
TO MAKE MONEY YOU'VE GOT TO LOSE MONEY
Why Uber Lost $2.2 Billion In 9 Months
vox.com
It's not unusual for a new company to lose money as it seeks market share and traction, but Uber is testing investors' patience to a degree that's unprecedented in the history of Silicon Valley.
A LOT OF PROBLEMS SOLVED
The Self-Driving Car Will Kill The Parking Garage Dead
inverse.com
Reasons for the decline of the parking garage are many, and the rise of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are top-of-mind, but the autonomous car will have an even greater impact.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
WHERE THE WILD SYNTH ARE
What 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Would Sound Like In The 1980s
digg.com
Swap out a couple of instruments and throw in a few chords and suddenly a newish song is swimming in nostalgia.
IN THE NEWS
Clemson Defeats Alabama With Last Second Touchdown In Title Game
AG Nominee Jeff Sessions Failed To Disclose Oil Interests As Required
Secretary Of State Nominee Rex Tillerson Oversaw Deals With Sanctioned Iran While At Exxon
Marissa Mayer To Leave Yahoo; Yahoo To Change Name To Altaba
What You Need To Know About Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Son-In-Law And Newly Appointed Advisor
Pizza Delivery Driver Shot 14 Times By Cops Gets $4.4 Million Settlement
Maybe we should just take everything back to the '80s for a bit?

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