A few months ago there was a list of links to classic video game emulators posted.
Very recently, I'm pleased to report, those links all came true
. The Internet Archive bespoke upon aforementioned consoles, computers, and mileposts on our way to the tech utopia of today, (seriously, where's my flying car?) and they asked us to do something: Imagine every computer that ever existed, literally, in your browser
. And it was so.
I have absolutely no affiliation with jscott
, btw. Thought I should disclose that.
posted by jdaura
on Oct 25, 2013 -
Duke Ellington recalled
"... that's one of those things Tizol came up with. See, it wasn't in tempo, he stood [and played it] sort of ad lib. He played it, [the] first ten bars, we took it and worked out the rest of it." That thing was Caravan
, and the instigator was Juan Tizol
, who was a trombonist in Duke Ellington's orchestra. The track, originally recorded in 1936, became a jazz standard
. The lyrics were penned in 1936 by publisher and manager Irving Mills
, adding to the exotic feeling and romance of what is considered by many to be the first Latin jazz piece
, before the late swing era and first decade of bebop when Latin Jazz (also called Afro-Cuban Jazz) came into prominence. The track didn't cross into other genres until Les Paul created his version of the track in 1948, which lead to other covers, and eventually a successful cover by The Ventures (source
). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Sep 2, 2009 -
Innovation, Ideas and the Global Standard of Living
by Charles Kenny: "The Success of Development
acts like a sword through many of the Gordian knots plaguing the development community, especially those surrounding the rate of economic growth in many developing countries. Put that question to one side, says Kenny, and suddenly a lot of much more interesting questions, about issues like education and healthcare and clean water and human rights, come into a lot more focus. And if you use those metrics, rather than GDP growth
, to judge the success or failure of developing countries, then things look rather more optimistic than you might think." (pdf
) Glenn Hubbard's review
, cf. Technological Creativity and Economic Progress [more inside]
posted by kliuless
on Jun 25, 2009 -
Industry Standard folds.
I knew this was coming, and yet it's still unbelievable. How could such a cool publication (and even cooler automated e-mails) call it quits so fast? I think the sky really is falling. And Welcome back, y'all.
posted by ParisParamus
on Aug 20, 2001 -