6 October 2011

Steve Jobs dies at age 56

The illustration shows Jobs at home in 1982. The empty room of Apple’s then already wealthy master productizer might tell us something about his way. The former white house photographer Diana Walker attributes the following quote by Jobs to the picture in her book The Bigger Picture:

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”

The question now is whether Apple will run out of Apple within a couple of years and become some kind of Sony.

[via:Mika Isomaa]

29 April 2010

Study finds that the brain surges with activity just before death

[via:Roger Ebert]

13 January 2010

in case of an emergency cut along the dotted line japanese seppuku harakiri t-shirt, the ritual suicide by disembowelment

Seppuku inspired t-shirt design

It says “In case of an emergency cut along the dotted line.”


24 December 2009

Death Rally re-released as freeware for modern Windows

The 1996 top down racer was released in October.

27 October 2009

Facebook simplifies handling of user deaths

Relatives or friends of a deceased user can now contact FB via a form to have the profile archived, or “memorialized” with decreased visibility on the site.


4 September 2009

Texting and Driving, simulated car crash (gory UK Public Service Announcement)

Clip from a half-hour drama about a car accident, produced and directed by Peter Watkins-Hughes. Targeted at young drivers with unsafe texting habits. Let your lunch settle before watching.


19 August 2009

A follow-up on Scotland’s “Trainspotting” heroin generation


21 February 2009

Chinese boy killed by exploding office chair sending chunks of metal into his rectum


28 November 2008

US Black Friday results: temporary Wal-Mart employee trampled to death, two dead in Toys ‘R’ Us Shooting

Every mention of this story is a free ad for Amazon.

26 July 2008

Randy Pausch, professor behind the “Last Lecture” passes away

Dr. Pausch held his “Last Lecture” on how to live life last September knowing he had little time left. Watching the freely available video recording of his speech is time well spent for anyone planning to treat people, including him or herself in a proper, non-asshat fashion.

Pausch’s memoirs have been released in book form under the title “The Last Lecture” (review).

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