Is it just me...?
Do any of you folks think Xerox Palo Alto Research Center's (PARC) new "electronic reusable paper" looks familiar?
Their new product "GYRICON" reminds me of those "magic tablets" we used to have has children -- you know... those things that had the acetate sheet covering a gray undercoating. You'd use a red plastic stylus to draw on the acetate and a picture would show beneath on the gray panel. To reuse it, you'd just tug up on the acetate and the whole thing would reset. Seriously! Look at this picture and tell me I'm wrong.
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Creativity Can Be A Real Beach
Innovators share their patented ideas for curing the summertime blues
NY Times article focuses on several inventions to make life a day at the beach.
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Color Me Creative
Crayola's website brings out the creative kid in all of us.
There are few things I liked better in my youth than Crayola Crayons. Especially the big box with the sharpener.
Now that I'm a big kid, I don't use crayons as much as I used to (with the exception of using one to write the occasional check at the store -- just see how many funny looks I can get!) but the Crayola website makes me wax (pun intended) nostalgic everytime I visit.
There are all sorts of Crayola products you can purchase on the site (of course) BUT, there's a bunch of content based solely on the Crayola culture that is infinitely more valuable. There are activity ideas for kids, Crayola trivia, history, a color quiz, and even a chance to see if your favorite color matches that of your favorite celebrity.
It's a lot of fun and I recommend everyone take a moment to visit Crayola and remember the importance of the one product that taught us all how cool it can be to color outside of the lines.
How to Seem Smarter
ReadyMade magazine's four step plan gives the impression to those around you that you are smarter -- not only smarter than you were before, but, more importantly, smarter than they are...
This (mostly) tongue-in-cheek article includes the four steps mentioned above, plus a short history of the scientific evaluation of intelligence, AND a great section on the cranial capacity of several celebrities.
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YOUR Ideas for the new WTC
Submit proposals for the new World Trade Center and see your idea on CNN
CNN has issued a request for design proposals for the 16-acre site at the WTC. They plan to feature as many ideas as possible on both their website and on the air.
Click here for details.
Improve your memory by exercising your brain
New advice from Dr. Gary Small, the director of the Center on Aging at the University of California states that it's never to early to start on a preventative fitness plan for your brain. Mental Aerobics.