The Allegedly-Faked Bush Memos
Daily Kos has an in-depth analysis of the typography of the recently-uncovered Bush Vietnam-era memos, explaining that even though the document is set in Times New Roman with a proportional font that looks like it was created with a copy of Microsoft Word, it was probably created in 1972 with an IBM Executive Typewriter that also set proportional type in Times New Roman.
Those IBM Executive Typewriters were marketed heavily to government agencies. I used one, once, and was super-impressed with the quality. The only problem with them was that if you made a mistake and didn’t catch it immediately, you had to go back and wipe out the whole line.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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