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We all know that we should upgrade our Apple devices every two to three years. Obviously then these products don't have to be designed to last. But my third generation iPod is celebrating its tenth birthday. This was the first model that could use USB, which is fortunate as my new PC does not have FireWire. It has had about 4 new batteries, and the (Apple) holster is being held together with glue and sealing wax. A young person of my acquaintance was amused to find that it twisted gyroscopically in her hand when she turned it, for this primitive device actually contains a hard disk. I still use it nearly every day.
Posted by Andrew Sherman on Saturday, December 07, 2013
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Thursday, November 07, 2013
This overview by Jill Lepore seems to avoid any serious mistakes, and contains this nice summary.
“Doctor Who” is the most original science-fiction television series ever made. It is also one of the longest-running television shows of all time. (Virtually every other marathoner is a soap opera.) It was first broadcast in 1963, three years before “Star Trek,” and, with apologies to Gene Roddenberry, is smarter and, better yet, sillier. The U.S.S. Enterprise, for all its talking computers and swooshing doors, is a crabbed and pious Puritan village; Doctor Who tumbles through time and space in the Tardis, a ship that from the outside looks like an early-twentieth-century British police box, painted blue and bearing a sign on its door that reads “POLICE TELEPHONE. FREE FOR USE OF PUBLIC. ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE OBTAINABLE IMMEDIATELY.” Inside (it’s bigger on the inside), the Tardis has something of the character of the reading room of the British Library, if the British Library had a swimming pool and were a pub designed by someone who adored Frank Gehry, Lewis Carroll, and typewriters with missing keys.The article is here but it is gated for subscribers only.
Posted by Andrew Sherman on Thursday, November 07, 2013