An interesting day...
Bummer: Americans are $1.7T poorer. Declines in home values and the stock market take their toll... Given that, you'd have to say the fact that we're not in a recession is amazing.
This sounds like an Onion headline: Vladimir Putin makes satirizing him illegal. And thereby makes satirizing him impossible...
With Apple's WWDC coming up next week, the blogosphere has reached fever pitch trying to figure out what will be announced. John Siracusa did his annual WWDC Keynote Bingo card: "This edition of WWDC keynote bingo presented some challenges. In the past, there's been more than enough rumor and unfounded hype to fill the board. This year, the near certainty of the 3G iPhone combined with the absence of any remotely credible reports of other exciting announcements has made square selection a struggle." I must say I think he did a great job. The "Mobile Me" stuff seems the most interesting, as Apple tries to sell a service...
This is awesome: fake bus stop keeps Alzheimer's patients from escaping. "'It sounds funny,' said Old Lions Chairman Franz-Josef Goebel, 'but it helps. Our members are 84 years-old on average. Their short-term memory hardly works at all, but the long-term memory is still active. They know the green and yellow bus sign and remember that waiting there means they will go home.' The result is that errant patients now wait for their trip home at the bus stop, before quickly forgetting why they were there in the first place." Wild. What a pleasant solution.
Technologist turned politically junkie Dave Winer introduces NewsJunk, "T h e F r e s h e s t P o l i t i c s f o r N e w s J u n k i e s". Pretty cool :)
Finally, how cool is this? RepRap, a 3D printer which can make copies of itself! I want one!