Every two minutes, we take as many photos as all of humanity took during the 1800s. 

On the left is the first photograph ever taken (1826),… On the right is a cat who accidentally took a picture of itself (2013). It’s estimated that in 2014, humans will take 880 billion photos (not including cats). In fact, 10% of all the photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months.

Every two minutes, we take as many photos as all of humanity took during the 1800s. 

On the left is the first photograph ever taken (1826),… On the right is a cat who accidentally took a picture of itself (2013). It’s estimated that in 2014, humans will take 880 billion photos (not including cats). In fact, 10% of all the photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months.

At one point in the 1990s, 50% of all CDs produced worldwide were for AOL.
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Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
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The Top of America: TIME’s stunning GigaPan from 1 World Trade Center.

The Top of America: TIME’s stunning GigaPan from 1 World Trade Center.

This is what Twitter was made for (via @karalee)

This is what Twitter was made for (via @karalee)

Taken together, we’re observing the emergence of tech that doesn’t just augment our intellect and lives — but is now beginning to automate and outsource our humanity.
Today’s Apps Are Turning Us Into Sociopaths | Wired (via futuristgerd)
New F.D.A. Nutrition Labels Would Make ‘Serving Sizes’ Reflect Actual Servings - NYTimes.com

Labels were based on eating habits and nutrition data from the 1970s and ’80s, before portion sizes expanded significantly … “It’s an amazing transformation,” said Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the F.D.A. “Things like the size of a muffin have changed so dramatically. It is important that the information on the nutrition fact labels reflect the realities in the world today.”

New F.D.A. Nutrition Labels Would Make ‘Serving Sizes’ Reflect Actual Servings - NYTimes.com

Labels were based on eating habits and nutrition data from the 1970s and ’80s, before portion sizes expanded significantly … “It’s an amazing transformation,” said Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the F.D.A. “Things like the size of a muffin have changed so dramatically. It is important that the information on the nutrition fact labels reflect the realities in the world today.”


Breather [is] “a network of beautiful city spaces that you can unlock at any time.” Kind of like that dream where your apartment has an extra secret room you never knew about? Sort of. Think of it as a Zipcar for NYC apartments.

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Breather [is] “a network of beautiful city spaces that you can unlock at any time.” Kind of like that dream where your apartment has an extra secret room you never knew about? Sort of. Think of it as a Zipcar for NYC apartments.

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Donut Philosophy (via @schwartzj2)

Donut Philosophy (via @schwartzj2)

Sprinklr’s salespeople should stick to sales. (via Valleywag)

Sprinklr’s salespeople should stick to sales. (via Valleywag)

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