Is the Coke mini can the new light cigarette? – By William Saletan – Slate Magazine

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The can, which will debut in December, holds 7.5 ounces of liquid, less than two-thirds of a 12-ounce container. Instead of the usual “Coca-Cola” script, it’s stamped with the loud promise, “90 calories per can.”
Is the Coke mini can the new light cigarette? - By William Saletan - Slate Magazine

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the death of object – things magazine

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These visual essays, together with animated stings and very short films, have become the primary modes of communication; objects are strung together rather than taken in isolation. There is no space for contemplation, just clicking, scrolling and flicking. This leaves the solitary object somewhat adrift, only embodying meaning when it is juxtaposed or collated or slotted into a larger collection. Although a glance at any tumblr or curated weblog might suggest otherwise, the ‘thing’ is in danger of imminent extinction.
the death of object - things magazine

The Best Windows Tweaks that Still Work in Windows 7 (Lifehacker)

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The Best Windows Tweaks that Still Work in Windows 7 (Lifehacker)

How To Build A WiFi Home Surveillance System With Your PC

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How To Build A WiFi Home Surveillance System With Your PC

Life Magazine archive up to 1973, online for free (Kottke)

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Life Magazine archive up to 1973, online for free (Kottke)