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Glen Campbell, hit singer and guitarist, dead at 81

I very rarely listen to country music but when I do it is often to hear this guy play guitar.

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Tanometer – a not advertised feature of Apple Watch.

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Summer.

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Android is a dead end
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Hee-Haw

I watched… No. That is not right. I skipped, like a flat stone on the surface of a calm water, through this YouTube video. Twenty-four years on US television (first on CBS, then syndicated). Amazing.

We have come a long way.

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Today, GoT premieres again. As I intend to wait and binge watch the latest season, this effectively makes YouTube unusable for two months. All things considered, that is probably a good thing.

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The company Bayer is famous for inventing aspirin in 1898, which is arguably one of the world’s most beloved brands, and for good reason. But I was surprised to learn that just two weeks earlier, the same three guys who gave the world aspirin also created Bayer’s other big brand, heroin, which was marketed for about eight years as the world’s best cough medicine” (Q&A: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘The End of Advertising’ via MA.TT).

Fun if true—and full of lessons about the drug industry, I suppose.

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Gangnam Style loses its title as most-viewed YouTube video
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I am convinced, however, that we went way wrong with the Web as a platform by basing it from the start on client-server (aka calf-cow), which (to leverage McLuhan) retrieved the mainframe, which retrieved the monopoly, which retrieved the feudal system” (Doc Searls, How the Web failed us, and vice versa).

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Uppsala from the air. Almost home.

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