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Recent U.S. Poet Laureates Infograph

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Recent U.S. Poet Laureates Infograph

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New report: For the first time, half of seniors use the internet. As of April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than all other age groups to use the internet, the latest data represent the first time that half of seniors are going online. After several years of very little growth among this group, these gains are significant.

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atavist:

An interactive history of mathematics conceived by America’s modern design legends. 

The Atavist is here!

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atavist:

An interactive history of mathematics conceived by America’s modern design legends. 

The Atavist is here!

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theatlantic:

Flash and the PDF: Computing’s Last Great (and Now Endangered) Monopolies

Remember the 1990s when Microsoft and Intel dominated personal computing, long before there were smartphones or tablets or other things that are sort of like computers but not actually computers? Back then, as the chart Asymco’s Horace Dediu created shows, WinTel computers dominated.
In recent years, though, the dominance of the WinTel computing platform has collapsed. Apple’s traditional computers and iOS devices combined with Android’s smartphone success mean that, as often as not, people use an operating system and device that’s outside the WinTel model. Given the proliferation of computing gadgets and operating systems, many standards have collapsed. There are few near-monopolies left. Microsoft Office is everywhere, but increasingly unnecessary. Even mighty Google’s search market share is only around 66 percent.  But you know, there are two 90s-era products that continue to have ridiculous installed bases: Adobe’s Flash and PDF.
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theatlantic:

Flash and the PDF: Computing’s Last Great (and Now Endangered) Monopolies

Remember the 1990s when Microsoft and Intel dominated personal computing, long before there were smartphones or tablets or other things that are sort of like computers but not actually computers? Back then, as the chart Asymco’s Horace Dediu created shows, WinTel computers dominated.

In recent years, though, the dominance of the WinTel computing platform has collapsed. Apple’s traditional computers and iOS devices combined with Android’s smartphone success mean that, as often as not, people use an operating system and device that’s outside the WinTel model. 

Given the proliferation of computing gadgets and operating systems, many standards have collapsed. There are few near-monopolies left. Microsoft Office is everywhere, but increasingly unnecessary. Even mighty Google’s search market share is only around 66 percent.  

But you know, there are two 90s-era products that continue to have ridiculous installed bases: Adobe’s Flash and PDF.

Read more. [Image: Asymco]

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“The family tree of whales, including extinct relatives. Baleen whales (top) and some pygmy sperm whales (bottom) have mutations in their tooth genes. Every orange symbol denotes a mutation; different letters represent different genes.”
How baleen whales lost a gene and their teeth

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“The family tree of whales, including extinct relatives. Baleen whales (top) and some pygmy sperm whales (bottom) have mutations in their tooth genes. Every orange symbol denotes a mutation; different letters represent different genes.”

How baleen whales lost a gene and their teeth

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Subway Style Map of US Interstate Highway System

Subway Style Map of US Interstate Highway System