"At least 7,776 languages are in use in the greater offline world … Less than five percent of languages in use now exist online."
- How the Internet is killing the world’s languages
Beauty of Mathematics (by PARACHUTES.TV)
"Price of 1Gb of storage:
- (via @grahamfarmelo @scienceporn)
"The Internet rewards the curious. I don’t think it has as many positive effects on the incurious. If you just go there to follow Justin Beiber around, it’s not necessarily going to expand your intellectual world. No disrespect to Justin Beiber."
- Clive Thompson | The Internet Is Making You Smarter, Really
Map of the Internet in 1969 (via @History_Pics)
"As late as the 1960s many people perceived computer programming as a natural career choice for savvy young women. Even the trend-spotters at Cosmopolitan Magazine urged their fashionable female readership to consider careers in programming. In an article titled “The Computer Girls,” the magazine described the field as offering better job opportunities for women than many other professional careers. As computer scientist Dr. Grace Hopper told a reporter, programming was “just like planning a dinner. You have to plan ahead and schedule everything so that it’s ready when you need it…. Women are ‘naturals’ at computer programming.” James Adams, the director of education for the Association for Computing Machinery, agreed: “I don’t know of any other field, outside of teaching, where there’s as much opportunity for a woman."
- Computer Programming Used To Be Women’s Work
"If you’re between 8 and 18, you spend more than 11 hours a day plugged into an electronic device. The average American teen now spends nearly every waking moment on a smart phone or computer or watching TV. This seismic shift in how kids spend their time is having a profound effect on the way they make friends, the way they date, and their introduction to the world of sex."
- What Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Instagram, and Internet Porn Are Doing to America’s Teenage Girls
"If you are in school today the technologies you will use as an adult tomorrow have not been invented yet. Therefore, the life skill you need most is not the mastery of specific technologies, but mastery of the technium as a whole - how technology in general works."
- Kevin Kelly (via inthenoosphere)
"Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion."
- E.B. White | Is New York Only for the Successful?