REI opts out of Black Friday

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Kudos to REI for opting out of Black Friday and doubling down on their core values.  For anyone that’s been an REI member and experienced the exceptional culture and practices of the 75+ year old retailer, this probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise as REI has always stood in a league of it’s own […]

Ode to Speakerphone

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This just in: Cell phones cause cancer. The following is an excerpt from this article on Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. Let’s be honest, this news […]

In a galaxy far far away…

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Not the first time I’ve had a pic of my optic nerve taken at an eye doctor, also not the first time I’ve requested a digital copy of the image; however, this is the first time my optometrist actually followed through and emailed me a copy of the image. Thank you Dr. Funnell.


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According to the Wall Street Journal Verizon will be announcing the availability of the iPhone on the Verizon network next Tuesday January 11th aka 1/11/11. The print above is from Hugh MacCleod’s Gaping Void series and I love how he has captured the absurdity of our cultural obsession with a phone. That being said I […]