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In the News 06.04.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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In the News 06.04.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

1. Living With a Computer

“My computer has a 48K memory. Since each K represents 1,024 bytes of information—each byte representing one character or digit—the machine can manipulate more than 49,000 items of information at a time. In practice, after allowing for the space that The Electric Pencil’s programming instructions occupy in the computer’s memory, the machine can handle documents 6,500 to 7,500 words long, or a little longer than this article. I break anything longer into chunks or chapters and work with them one at a time.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The Atlantic

 

 


 

 

2. In Search of Ragu

“It took a broken heart to bring me to Bologna’s bulging belly. I fell in love with a girl in Barcelona who didn’t share my lofty feelings, so I escaped to Bologna to drown my rejection in a bottomless bowl of meat sauce. For three weeks I sought out ragu in any form possible: caught in the tangles of fresh tagliatelle, plugging the tiny holes of cheesy tortellini, draped over forest green handkerchiefs of spinach lasagna.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Roads & Kingdoms

 

 


 

 

3. Iphone Killer

“Apple decide to make a watch and only then set out to discover what it might be good for (besides, you know, displaying the time). ‘There was a sense that technology was going to move onto the body,’ says Alan Dye, who runs Apple’s human interface group. ‘We felt like the natural place, the place that had historical relevance and significance, was the wrist.’”

 
Read the rest of this article at Wired

 


 

 

4. The Kings of the Desert

“When Glenn Stewart enrolled at the University of Oxford, in 1975, he was not a typical first-year student: a twenty-year-old American with mediocre grades, he had taken neither A-level exams nor Oxford’s entrance test. But he had an unusual degree of confidence, and, after securing a strong reference from an English grammar school that he’d attended for a year, he persuaded an Oxford admissions officer to let him in.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The New Yorker

 

 


 

 

5. MAD MEN and Its Love Affair With ’60s Pop Culture

“Pop culture artifacts of the 1960s have always figured heavily in “Mad Men,” which ends its seven-season run in May. “All of these things are used for thematic purposes in the story, and for story itself,” said the creator Matthew Weiner in an interview with The New York Times. “Nothing ended up in the show that wasn’t related to story.” Here is a look at some of the pop culture touchstones featured in “Mad Men,” and how The New York Times originally covered them.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The New York Times

 

 


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.

 

 

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