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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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Very cool new GE web technology

I suspect this is real, but I suppose it could be fakery of some kind. I’m easily duped… If real, though, it’s amazing, and kind of terrifying.

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