Friday, August 8, 2008

stray bullets

Forgotten PC history: The true origins of the personal computer This year marks an almost forgotten 40th anniversary: the conception of the device that ultimately became the PC. And no, it did not happen in California.

Much ado about Something in Shoreditch: Shakespeare’s first theatre uncovered In one of the most exciting finds of recent years, Museum of London archaeologists have unearthed the remains of what is believed to be one of London’s earliest playhouses, and Shakespeare’s first, in Shoreditch. A wonderful serendipity saw the discovery made during excavations on a site being prepared for the building of a new theatre, by the Tower Theatre Company. To quote the Bard: “The wheel has come full circle.” (via)

Arctic Map shows dispute hotspots British scientists say they have drawn up the first detailed map to show areas in the Arctic that could become embroiled in future border disputes. (via)

Fingerprint Test Tells What a Person Has Touched
The Frugal Introvert: Fifty Ways to Have Fun By Yourself on the Cheap (via)
What can you buy for five dollars? (via)
Tiwi Islanders: For the Living (photo essay) (via)

Stewart Brand On How To Run A Culture
Dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip: Letter From God To Man Thou Shalt Always Kill (good) (via)
Firesign Theatre - Everything You Know Is Wrong! pt.1

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