says Kevin Kelly of Wired, referencing a home in Tibet which has no toilet, outhouse, or designated hole in the ground, but has a cell phone and fantastic coverage.
In only 26 years, the cellphone technology has spread faster than any technology in human history – even faster than the polio vaccination. There are now 3.3 billion active cellphones in a world of about 6.6 billion people. That’s one phone for every two humans on Earth! And there are at least 30 nations with more cellphones than population.
Here’s an article from early 1982, when cellphones were first introduced. My favorite quote from the article: “‘If you can start getting phone calls anywhere, all the Type A personalities in the world will be having heart attacks at the age of 31.’”
My friends and I have had conversations about this topic in the past. It’s really crazy how fast cell phones have evolved and I don’t think we have even begun to see what the future of cell phones will hold. If you read gizmodo or any of the other technology-related sites then I’m sure you’ve seen some of the crazy concepts that have surfaced.
The difference between our conversations and dihard’s blog is that her posts are always interesting, fact-driven, and thought-provoking. I don’t know how she does it, but I’m glad she does.
I’m sure you already noticed but I’m sporting wood a new theme around here. I really did love the old one, but it didn’t incorporate any of the new layout features Tumblr has to offer. I think one of the principles behind Tumblr is that it is constantly improving and I want my theme to reflect that.
"…a look at how movies have fared at the box office, after adjusting for inflation."
And this my friends, is the power of a properly executed graph. Some people might argue that the overall cluttered-ness of the graph makes it hard to extrapolate information on one particular movie… this is true. However, the intention of the graph maker was to show a trend over a pretty large period of time. I think for the amount of information available at a glance is pretty damn impressive.
Listenin to cory heart has me wonderin-is it legal to drive w sunglasses @night? Is “keepin track of the visions in ur eyes” valid defense?
This has mobile blog written all over it. I think mobile blogging is one of the most underrated tumblr features. While I haven’t totally adopted it into my daily life, I think it has huge potential. I can create a full post or I can leave myself a little reminder of something I wanted to elaborate on for later.
Although I haven’t really used the feature as much as I would like, Sara has become a mobile blogging pro. This post is a prime example. It’s in the moment; something that you probably wouldn’t think about if you were sitting in front of your computer. I suppose its not often going to be some dramamtic ephinany but rather some random thought or realization. I guess at this point I am rambling… all I’m saying is there is a sort of stream-of-concious, spontaneousness of mobile blogging that I really enjoy.
In reponse to this post:
Not only is driving with sunglasses at night illegal, I can imgaine it’s very difficult. I’m sure IRL Cory Hart* would be spending the night in the drunk tank.
Kevin Smith has the gift of gab. I swear he can ramble on for hours on end (in the form of a speech, a blog, a book, or a movie) and I would still think it’s interesting. He’s just a down to earth guy and I like that. If you have a few minutes you should definitely read this.
— initially found this on david cho
Even more exciting, he is currently shooting in Pittsburgh. I found a thread on the IMDB forum that listed several filimg locations. I keep hoping I’ll run into him at the Monroville Mall or in some dive bar. I’m going to keep on hopin’
I haven’t watched SNL in years because let’s face the show has taken a serious nosedive. I think Tina Fey is the only thing that could make me watch it again. Tina Fey is the greatest thing since rainbow sherbert.
Ellen Page from Juno, who I also enjoy, is confirmed for the second week back (March 1rst).
From Thomas Edison to American Idol, this is the complete history of the music that shaped and defined five generations. 3 million records and 300,000 CDs containing more than 6 million song titles. It’s the undisputed largest collection of recorded music in the world. About half of the recordings are new and never played, and every genre of 20th century music is represented. There are countless rare recordings worth hundreds, or even thousands of dollars each on the collectibles market. Organized and cataloged, the collection is meticulously maintained and housed in a climate-controlled warehouse. The estimated value of this amazing collection is more than $50 million.
It’s been approx. 50 minutes since the “Scheduled Time” of the lunar eclipse (10:01pm est) and there are already 383 pictures on Flickr. The funny thing is almost every picture looks exactly the same =)
Update: in the last minute 28 more photos were uploaded.
We found 411 results for photos matching Lunar and Eclipse and Feb and 2008.
In the olden days of white culture, people used to look up to Kings and Princes. These were the people that they adored, and every night they wished and hoped that somehow they could wake up and be just like them. But with Royal Families crumbling, that role has been filled by one man: Mos Def.
If you find yourself in a social situation where you are asked to list your favorite actor or artist, you should always say Mos Def. This way you can name someone that everyone has heard of and you don’t look like you are trying to one up anybody. The only possible negative consequence is some white people might think “I wish I had said that first.”
I saw this yesterday, and I’ve seen a few blogs and tumblelogs linking to it since, with reactions varying from the “oh, cool” right up to wild-eyed amazement and disbelief. But here’s the thing: this is not news, people.
A 15-year-old South Australian school student has busted the myth that goldfish have a three second memory.
It’s great that he’s only 15 and everything, but he could have “busted” the myth by just searching Google. Scientists disproved the goldfish memory myth at Plymouth University four and a half years ago. Real, trained scientists, that know what they’re talking about. Here’s an article about it, from the Times, dated 01 October 2003.
Guess what, anti-googlers, pregnant goldfish aren’t called twats, or twits, or anything else, either. They’re called miracles of modern science, because goldfish don’t get pregnant, they lay eggs.
Let’s all agree to just leave goldfish alone from here on out, huh?
CV dream-tern, Chris Han made this really good mash-up of Canadian bands.
Barenaked Ladies - one week Avril Lavigne - complicated Sum 41 - fat lip Nickelback - photograph
Tegan and Sara - the con The Stills - of montreal Simple Plan - i’d do anything
Neil Young - heart of gold MSTRKRFT - work on you Celine Dion - all coming back to me now
Shania Twain - man i feel like a woman Broken Social Scene - stars and sons Nelly Furtado - i am like a bird
Alanis Morissette - ironic Chromeo - Momma’s Boy Hot Hot Heat - goodnight goodnight
Arcade Fire - wake up The Band - The Weight Sarah McLachlan - i will remember you
Oh Canada Metric - Monster Hospital Billy Talent - This Suffering
What? No Madagascar Slim? Just kidding, I just randomly selected a name from the List of Canadian Muscians on Wikipedia. Actually, this is pretty decent. Thanks for posting the tracklist with the song Amanda!
What happened to Matisyahu? He blew up for a while then he disappeared. For some reason or another he came to mind at work today and I listened to his old Live at Stubb’s CD. WOW, what an amazing cd. Truth be told his live shows were better than the studio stuff he released, but he was talented and had a good message and I’d like to see him make a come back.