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Bad news: there's no solution to false information online by Ben Werdmüller It's clearly impossible for the web as a platform to objectively report that a stated fact is true or false. This would require a central authority of truth - let's call it MiniTrue for short. It may, however, be possible for our browsers and social platforms to show us the conversation around an article or component fact. Currently, links on the web are contextless: if I link to…

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Sunday Paper - Cursive Writing, Apple Quality, Introversion and Work Spaces

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Is the art of cursive writing in decline due to the ballpoint pen and the keyboard. My experience with fountain pens suggests a new answer. Perhaps it’s not digital technology that hindered my handwriting, but the technology that I was holding as I put pen to paper. Fountain pens want to connect letters. Ballpoint pens need to be convinced to write, need to be pushed into the paper rather than merely touch it. The No.2 pencils I used for math…

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Currents

Google Currents is hot off the press (googlemobile.blogspot.com) We’ve worked with more than 150 publishing partners to offer full-length articles from more than 180 editions including CNET, AllThingsD, Forbes, Saveur, PBS, Huffington Post, Fast Company and more. Content is optimized for smartphones and tablets, allowing you to intuitively navigate between words, pictures and video on large and small screens alike, even if you’re offline.I’ve been using the Flipboard app but I do like Currents. There are a few issues keeping…

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