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Albrecht Dürer

J Henry Fair | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
J Henry Fair

One could argue that he was the first to grasp and utilize the mass production and dissemination of the two dimensional image. Many of his pieces became popular icons immediately upon creation, and remain buried in the universal consciousness of the western mind.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Limits

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.

America's Disappearing Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St. Because of a major decline in jobs during the recession, the number of nonfarm workers is up just 5% over the past 10 years. W...

The Paper Book: Destined to Become an Aesthetic Curiosity

James Berman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology
James Berman

The physical book will always remain in some respect, but more as an aesthetic curiosity, and a fine, curated remnant of a prior age. But reading? Whether by candlelight or halogen, that will be done by Kindles, Nooks and iPads.

Gutenberg of Arabia

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

There's a silly debate over the credit social tools should receive in the revolutions in the Middle East. This same alleged debate goes on to this day over Gutenberg, too.

Letterpress Studios

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

n a modern world where much of design is driven by new technology, the revival of letterpress printing -- which fell out of vogue in the late '50s tha...

Will The Oxford English Dictionary Never Be Printed Again?

Telegraph | Alastair Jamieson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The dictionary's owner, Oxford University Press (OUP), said the impact of the internet means OED3 will probably appear only in electronic form. ...

Mobile Energy: A Small Finger in a Museum Gift Shop

Julie Fefferman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julie Fefferman

May I nominate the next major advancement in transportation: energy. No more alkaline batteries, no more blackouts, and you'll never lose charge on your iDevice of choice.

How We Got Here and How We Get Out of Here

Kenneth Lerer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kenneth Lerer

Journalism isn't in jeopardy; it's just in another transition to a new and better place. And as long as the public puts a premium on quality information and analysis -- and the public always will -- journalism will thrive.

Bye-Bye Books

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Disruptive technologies like the printing press and the Internet are no longer appearing every century, or every decade, or every year; they are appearing every month.