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The 10 ancient classics every student should read | The Independent
They’re probably there somewhere, quite far down on your reading list, saved for the rainiest of days if ever the Internet cuts out.  But if you don’t pick up the ancient classics – some of Europe’s earliest and arguably best works in fiction, history, philosophy, and theatre – now, you probably never will. From the words behind the Greek myths that mystified us as children to the inner sanctum of twisted emperors via proto-feminist political dissent, the Roman and Greek classics hav...
books  toread  tragedies  greece  history  drama 
july 2018 by otlib
I found an old bitcoin wallet! – Simon Vans-Colina – Medium
Yesterday i was searching through my email to try remember when i first heard about (and bought) bitcoin. The first reference in my email was a twitter notification of a conversation i had with my…
wallet  bitcoin  recovery  history 
december 2017 by otlib
Winamp 2.9 reimplemented in HTML5 and JavaScript
js  app  html  history  winamp  music  inspiration  javascript 
october 2017 by otlib
Sears's History Predicts Almost Everything Amazon's Doing - The Atlantic
One hundred years ago, a retail giant that shipped millions of products by mail moved swiftly into the brick-and-mortar business, changing it forever. Is that happening again?
misc  sears  amazon  retail  mailorder  hn  history 
september 2017 by otlib
Your logo is copied – Ferdinand Vogler – Medium
After a few years in Design you eventually find out that everything has been done before. I figured out where some popular logos might have come from. When does copying become stealing? Is it even…
design  ui  logo  copy  stealing  history  medium  ux 
august 2017 by otlib
The complete history of the IBM PC, part one: The deal of the century | Ars Technica
Bill Gates, mysterious deaths, and the business machine that sparked a home revolution.
history  ibm  computers  apple  comphist  Feedly  IFTTT  microcomputer  misc  toread 
july 2017 by otlib
Other founders of the "Golden Age" of Sicience Fiction - MobileRead Forums
Other founders of the "Golden Age" of Sicience Fiction General Discussions
writers  fiction  scifi  mobileread  history  goldenage 
june 2017 by otlib
The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why - Pocket
PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.) Some people stick with the traditional, feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe.
fermi  physics  astronomy  paradox  future  history  space  aliens 
may 2017 by otlib
Early Dotcom Failures Case Studies
Early Dotcom Failures: Case Studies.
dotcom  ecommerce  fail  history  hn 
march 2017 by otlib
Who Needs GPS? The Forgotten Story of Etak's Amazing 1985 Car Navigation System | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
With backing from Atari's cofounder, an engineer-navigator brought high-tech driving directions to carsduring the Reagan Administration.
navigation  gps  car  history  technology  vintage  article  atari  creative  deadreckoning 
february 2017 by otlib
The Only Thing That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe - The Atlantic
Plagues, revolutions, massive wars, collapsed states—these are what reliably reduce economic disparities.
society  politics  culture  history  IFTTT  economics  stanford  coevolution-of-rulesets-and-their-adversaries  Digg  disease  game-theory 
february 2017 by otlib
Getting Rich vs. Staying Rich · Collaborative Fund
Abraham Germansky was a multimillionaire real estate developer in 1920s. He also loved stocks, betting heavily as the market boomed. As the crash of 1929 unfolded, he was wiped out. And that was basically the end of Abraham Germansky. Germansky disappeared on October 24th, 1929. The New York Times posted a short story near the back of its October 26th edition, with Germansky’s lawyer, Bernard Sandler, asking for information on his whereabouts. It tells a powerful story in just a few ...
investing  business  management  history  crash  speculation  psychology 
february 2017 by otlib
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