From the monthly archives:

January 2009

The photo that captured the incredible survival of the passengers of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, a shot of passengers standing on the wing in the middle of the Hudson River and sitting in an inflatable life raft, was taken by a guy named Janis Krums, who was on the ferry that was going to pick…

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Update: Belkin has released a statement saying it was unaware such activities were taking place and that it is "extremely sorry." The company said that Belkin "does not participate in, nor does it endorse, unethical practices like this. We know that people look to online user reviews for unbiased opinions from fellow users and instances…

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I guess I am getting soft in my old age, but as soon as I saw the video of Capucine -- a young French girl who tells a magical story filled with monkeys and tigers and Winnie the Pooh and a hippopotamus that is allergic to magic -- I fell in love with her, as…

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Although it is still very much in "beta" mode (and possibly even alpha), I'd like to talk about a new project that the newspaper I work for -- the Globe and Mail in Toronto -- has just launched along with the Dominion Institute, a project aimed at capturing some of your thoughts and ideas about…

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The mesh 2009 team -- that's me, Rob "Hohoto" Hyndman, Stuart "Tripharbour" Macdonald, Mike "FreshBooks" McDerment and Mark "I'm a consultant now" Evans -- have been working hard trying to nail down some kick-ass keynotes for the next mesh conference (April 7 and 8 at MaRS in Toronto), and we have a couple we can…

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