They say that truth is often stranger than fiction. Would you believe that legally blind Aston Martin factory driver St. John “Jock” Horsfall played a critical role in winning World War II as an operative for MI5? Read his amazing story.
What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word? Within five months, they’ll start teaching themselves English while circumventing the security on your OS to customize settings and activate disabled hardware. Whoa.
Mr. Jones’s baritone singing, universally respected and just as widely imitated, found vulnerability and doubt behind the cheerful drive of honky-tonk.
A lone piano stands curbside in New York City, and a short documentary chronicles the interactions of passers-by as the piano awaits its fate.
This is just such a cool project build story I had to share. Turning your little garage into a proper shop for a dream kit project well into your 60’s. I guess the bug never goes away.
As the new economy of craft markets and small scale manufacturing grows, is it really a new idea or just a redefining of an old one? Is this something that has been debated for centuries and is now showing itself to only further prove the economic theories of the Industrial Revolution? Good short read in the NY Times magazine this weekend gets into it a bit.