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Dilatant Compound 3179

We went into the Doubleday bookshop at Fifth Avenue and Fifty Second Street the other day, intending, in our innocence, to buy a book, and found all the clerks busy selling Silly Putty, a gooey, pinkish, repellent-looking commodity that comes in plastic containers the size and shape of eggs.
How an item in the August 26th, 1950 New Yorker's Talk of the Town column turned a marketing consultant into a millionare by Christmas. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Dec 22, 2011 - 31 comments

 

Don't ask me what I want it for, if you don't want to pay some more

The Yes Men pull one over on the AP, by convincing them that GE was going to donate their 3.2 billion dollar tax credit in response to public anger over the fact that they pay no taxes.
posted by Jon_Evil on Apr 13, 2011 - 66 comments

The Hidden Beauty of Flight

Paths of Flight [more inside]
posted by bwg on Dec 6, 2010 - 13 comments

Open Rotor: Jet Engine with a Mohawk

Ultra-High Bypass (UHB) or "propfan" jet engines received attention in the late eighties as an economical and greener alternative to currrent GTF and ATF jet technologies. Adoption was partially prevented by industry fears that the external propellers would being seen as a step backwards. Evidently, General Electric and NASA are reinvesting in the technology.
posted by ...possums on Jul 9, 2009 - 29 comments

Got To Investigate Silicones from GE

silicones [ISO/IEC 10918-1:1994] [silicones silicones [ISO/IEC 11172-3:1993]]
posted by Pretty_Generic on Aug 24, 2005 - 25 comments

clean coal is sexy

Sexy hard glistening hot miners bringing us clean coal technologies and liberating us from our friends in the mid-east. GE greenwashing at its best.
posted by tarantula on May 22, 2005 - 28 comments

Green makes green

"We're at a tipping point where energy efficiency and emission reductions also equal profitability," The world's largest company announces a massive commitment to the environment. Though not everyone agrees, both consumers (as suggested by this modern-day protest song) and market conditions are making "greener" companies the winners, even in the largest industries. Is the market the solution to environmental problems?
posted by blahblahblah on May 10, 2005 - 29 comments

GE

Got GE? GE's new ads are great- esp. the piano with water drops. Any other Web ads impress you lately? I presume everybody remembers this thread.
posted by SandeepKrishnamurthy on Apr 29, 2004 - 36 comments

ge imagination site

is crayola doomed?
posted by donkeysuck on Jan 21, 2003 - 26 comments

The year is 1995, and GE Information Services is looking to sell off its unprofitable online service GEnie. (Here is a rate sheet.) GEnie Lamp Apple II offers some thoughts on the sale, and here is a synopsis of the big online services after GEnie's demise (choice quotes abound!)
posted by hijinx on Jan 25, 2001 - 8 comments

The _real_ next President is chosen

The _real_ next President is chosen... well, of the Fortune 500, anyway. Today, Jack Welch tapped his successor as CEO of the worldest largest and most profitable public corporation, General Electric. As expected, he chose an executive in his early 40's which (with luck) will give GE another king with a 20+ year reign.
posted by MattD on Nov 27, 2000 - 0 comments

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