Tag Archives: technology

Looking for the Mark III

I rarely share them here, but I’m known to go off on wild goose chases every now and then, trying my best to track down useless historical facts and obscure items that, for whatever reason, I’ve become obsessed by. A few years back, as you may recall, I decided that I needed to know what […]

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Ypsilanti’s Art 1&2, and the archeology of porn

A while back, I saw that someone online had shared this old photo of Washington Street, and, thinking that someday I’d have the time to look at it more closely, I tucked it away in a file. Well, this evening, as I was just looking through my files for a photo of former CIA director […]

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If you’re going to be compared to a terrorist, it might as well be a brilliant one

On Sunday afternoon, I was standing in the rain in Ann Arbor, by myself, with a half-eaten cupcake in my hand, when a friend approached me, and greeted me with a question that I’d never been asked before. “How’d you like being compared to the Unabomber?” Having no idea what in the hell he was […]

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What would you type on the Unabomber’s typewriter?

I’m wondering if maybe having the Unabomber’s typewriter would help me break through my writer’s block. It goes up for auction tomorrow, along with all the other possessions of Ted Kaczynski. I’m thinking that everyone else will go after his infamous hooded sweatshirt… Somewhere, at this very moment, I suspect a hipster in Williamsburg is […]

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Ignite Ann Arbor

In 2006, in Seattle, as the story goes, two technology geeks – Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis – got the idea to take the Japanese phenomena known as Pecha Kucha and repackage it for technologists and DIYers. They called the event, sponsored by O’Reilly Media and Make magazine, Ignite, and, since then, it’s been growing […]

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