Daily Archives: July 13, 2018

Documentary: Google And The World Brain

A 2013 documentary about Google Books and the lawsuits and controversy surrounding it. The idea of a “world brain” was first proposed by H.G. Wells (at least in these days; there was once the Library of Alexandria): Wells, however, wound … Continue reading

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Brainless Mayor Allows Dockless Bikes In New York City

The New York Times: New Era for Bike-Share in New York: Dockless and Electric Bikes AMNY: Dockless bike sharing debuts in the Rockaways with pilots planned for the Bronx, Coney Island, Staten Island Curbed: New York: NYC’s dockless bike share … Continue reading

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Uber And Lyft Will Take Over the eScooter Rentals Market?

The Scooter Wars will be a bloodbath — and Uber will win Picture this: An Uber driver picks up a few scooters at the end of his evening in his Prius, charges them overnight, then deploys them in a location … Continue reading

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Google ScanOps

One of The Most Secret of Google projects, the digitizing of books for Google Books. Weirdly, in a search for “Google ScanOps,” my old post (which now contains a dead link!) comes up as — at post time — the … Continue reading

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Custom Kicktail For ELOS Kick/Electric Skateboard

I admit I haven’t been keeping up with Johnny in Taiwan. He posts daily videos that are near a half hour each and that’s just too much to watch when I don’t understand Chinese. Generally, if he mentions ELOS in … Continue reading

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