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Sliced-cheese Inventor Dies at 78

“Arnold N. Nawrocki, 78, who made eating processed cheese more convenient for billions of consumers by developing individually wrapped slices, died June 30 in Sun City, Ariz.” Gayle Ronan Sims –Sliced-cheese Inventor Dies at 78Knight-Ridder) He was paid $1 for his patent, which obviously brought his employer barrels of money. Via Blogosphere Daily News.

Game Violence

“After reading this, I don’t see how anybody can be concerned about computer game players axing orcs.” Torill Mortensen –Game Violence (Thinking With My Fingers) I’m hoping somebody will jump up and announce that the whole “wimpy guys dress up in camoflage gear and hunt naked women with paintball guns” thing will be exposed as a PR stunt or a performance art project (Snopes says this one is ‘undetermined’ at the…

You Probably Think This Song Is About You

“If you really want to get to know someone, try rummaging through their CD collection. An study has proved that when it comes to judging a person’s character, their favourite music is one of the most valuable clues….Almost anything about a man or a woman – from their looks, intelligence and fitness, to politics, wealth and even conversational ability – can be gleaned from the tunes they enjoy most.” –You…

Mozilla Wants to Rumble with IE

“Microsoft’s Internet Explorer might have trounced the likes of Netscape Navigator, but the folks at Mozilla.org insist the browser wars aren’t over.” Amit Asaravala –Mozilla Wants to Rumble with IE (Wired) My weblog developer Will Gayther recently showed me a 1999 Jakob Nielsen article that suggests that by now it is reasonable to expect that most web users have upgraded their browsers so that some of the HTML/design tricks I have…