Boing Boing: Symphony for old IBM mainframe In 1964, an Icelandic IBM 1401 mainframe engineer figured out how to get the machine to emit beautiful, bassy notes, and composed a symphony for it. Now his son is touring the symphony wiht interpretive dance thrown in. Wikipedia has a nice entry on the IBM 1401, including [...]
Archive for date: June 29, 2007
From Ed Felton’s Freedom to Tinker blog: Let me say right up front that I have not accepted the Jesus Phone as my personal Lord and Savior. The rest of what he has to say about the iPhone and its possible impact on the world of cellular phones is pretty good too.
Phew. I was on Ratatouille for almost two years, and today it’s finally in theaters. I wonder if all you crazy people camped out waiting for your chance to buy an iPhone are going to cut into our weekend box office. Click here to find out about all the people camping out for the iPhone. [...]
I hope that the ghost of Chief Justice Earl Warren rises from his grave to haunt the Supreme Court. Prepare to set your clocks back fifty years. Supreme Court: Schools can’t use race to assign students To be fair, I haven’t read the actual decision (PDF link). I’ll try to do so tomorrow and have [...]