“[A]t a top secret, state of the art laboratory in Switzerland, scientists finally discover the true cause of “global warming.” It’s the sun, stupid. More specifically – as the Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark has long postulated – it’s the result of cosmic rays which act as a seed for cloud formation. The scientists working on the project are naturally euphoric: this is a major breakthrough which will not only overturn decades of misguided conjecture on so-called Man Made Global Warming but will spare the global economy trillions of dollars which might otherwise have been squandered on utterly pointless efforts to reduce anthropogenic CO2 emissions. However, these scientists have failed to realise just how many people – alarmist scientists, huckster politicians, green activists, eco-fund managers, EU technocrats, MSM environmental correspondents – stand to gain from the Man Made “Climate Change” industry. Their discovery must be suppressed at all costs.”
I am thoroughly enjoying this. It’s amazing how much effort and money it took for a bunch of scientists to finally prove what the rest of us have known to be true for so long.
New York City-based photographer Jamie Beck, in collaboration with Kevin Burg, a web designer with a background in video and motion graphics, has elevated the art of animated GIFs.
Pretend you are a hamster when you stay at this hotel
MTV explains the internet in 1995.
Radar images of the surface of Venus
However, [Jobs] did not fully understand how the colors worked, even though Raskin explained it to him several times. According to Raskin, Jobs was not as much interested in how the poster was supposed to work, rather, he thought it was unattractive — particularly if it was going to be used for promotional activities…Without telling anyone, Jobs independently hired an artist, San Francisco’s Tom Kamifuji, a hot, up-and-coming artist in the late 70’s / early 80’s, to redo Raskin’s poster…Jobs gave Kamifuji free reign to make it more artistic and presentable, though Jobs failed to explain to the artist that the original color schemes were necessary for making the chart easy and useful for programmers.
I’m as much of an Apple fanboy fanboy as anyone, but the more Steve Jobs idolatry spreads through the business world, the more I’m tempted to remind people of stories like this, where the headstrong founder’s bull-headed sensibilities and refusal to listen stymied the efforts of his frequently brilliant staff. I suspect today’s Apple CEO is a far more measured and mature leader, but I still think it’s important to consider stories like this as the dark side of the “great man” narrative of Silicon Valley history.