The 90s were the good times. It was when the world switched from off-line to on-line, and computers and internet became the an important part of every household. Computer games, applications, graphics, websites; everything took a jump start. The number of websites jumped from 1 in 1990, to about 10 million in 1999. Computer software […]Read more "The Legacy of the 90s – Obsolete Icons"
This card game has some history. China had some rough times. Invasion, collapse, division, civil war, revolution; China went through all of these in just a few decades. The most pivotal event among them was the communist revolution, and the struggles that followed. Unlike most western countries, China was a mostly agricultural nation at the […]Read more "Class Struggle in a Deck of Cards : Doudizhu(斗地主)!"
It has always felt arbitrary. Why are there twenty-four hours in a day, seven days in a week, days ranging from 28 to 31 in a month? The standard that ruled which month gets 31 and which gets 30 or less seems rather random. Why are hours divided into 60 minutes, and minutes into 60 […]Read more "Reconfiguring Time : The French Republican Calendar"
Image, William Hook www.flickr.com/photos/williamhook/ I have used Android smartphones for nearly 10 years. I have somewhat been an advocate of more open systems, and generally not a fan of overpriced devices. So I usually stayed away from Apple. It was only until I saw this quirky-looking new iPhone numbered “X”. It had all the media spotlight, […]Read more "Switching to iPhone : the Little Things That Matter"