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From ‘Make Me Fat’ app to ‘Make Me Asian’…yes, someone approved this

In International, NPR, Pop Culture, Technology on January 18, 2013 at 12:33 am

This is one of those ideas that you can’t believe went through many rounds of  ‘OK’s…i yi yi.

“”Make Me Asian,” a smartphone app that drew the ire of Asian-American activists for what they say are stereotypical depictions, is no longer available on the Google Play Store.” Read story here.

A screenshot from the "Make me Asian" app page in the Google Play store. The app is no longer available. [npr.org/google play]

A screenshot from the “Make me Asian” app page in the Google Play store. The app is no longer available. [npr.org/google play]

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A 14-year old Aaron Swartz

In Chicago, Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia, NPR, Technology, WBEZ on January 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

In 2001, at 14-years old, wiz-kid Aaron Swartz gave an interview on WBEZ’s Eight-Forty-Eight about the user’s changing roll in the exchange of information on the internet.  A fascinating, bright, and fearless internet activist, Aaron’s untimely passing this weekend has us all mourning his exceptional life and brilliant mind.

15 yo Aaron Swartz and Lawrence Lessig at the launch party for Creative Commons in 2002.  / courtesy wikipedia.org

15 yo Aaron Swartz and Lawrence Lessig at the launch party for Creative Commons in 2002. / courtesy wikipedia.org

In a 2007 speech called “How to Get a Job Like Mine,” given at a computer conference, Swartz gave such advice as “be curious,” “say yes to everything” and “assume nobody else has any idea what they’re doing either.”

Did you know the Jetsons only had one season?

In All Things Considered, NPR, Pop Culture, Technology, Television on January 11, 2013 at 2:30 am

Listen to Audie Cornish‘s interview with Matt Novak on the 50th anniversary of the Jetsons. Yes, you read that right, it’s been 50 years since the cartoon aired…and it’s still influencing us today. The Jetsons

“By the time I reach Patagonia in 2020, about 80 to 90 percent will be wired.”

In Technology, Travel on January 11, 2013 at 12:51 am

Journalist Paul Salopek is embarking on a 7 year *walk* around the world…

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