OMG - hot flushes going overtime with this news. How cool will this be? Can I live there??
2 Robert Frost
I enjoyed thinking anew about Robert Frost's famous The Road Not Taken poem thanks to this article.
3 Deep Blue
Try this as an opening paragraph to a great article on whether machines will ever replace teachers:
In the spring of 1997 in New York City, IBM’s chess-playing computer, Deep Blue, took on Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov in a rematch of their 1996 match. In the sixth and decisive game of the match, Deep Blue unexpectedly sacrificed his knight and pulled Kasparov into a trap. Less than twenty moves into the game, Kasparov was forced to resign.
It was a watershed moment. A machine had outsmarted the world’s greatest chess player.
4 Magazine covers
Who doesn't love an article that traces the development in magazine covers for some iconic mags? What I thought! Check out this and for the record I'm a Star Wars fan who doesn't approve of that GQ spread.
Ever wondered why 'Earth' is called 'Earth'? Me too. Here's the answer.
This Jimi Hendrix clip turned up on Walrus Gumboot and I was there in the zone baby!