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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Dec 25, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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The idea of turning a blog into a book is nothing new, but Kevin Kelly, author and former editor of Wired magazine, has gone all out for his new book, Cool Tools. It's based on the idea of an old catalog, called the Whole Earth Catalog. It’s big, colorful, and it features scannable QR codes attached to many of the nearly 1500 descriptive entries so that you can buy an object you like with a click of the smartphone.

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'Cool Tools,' a 'Whole Earth Catalog' for today

Dec 25, 2013
Author Kevin Kelly on his book, "Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities."

Alan Turing gets a long overdue pardon

Dec 25, 2013
Alan Turing, the father of computer science, was persecuted for being gay. This week, the British government finally pardoned him.

The idea of turning a blog into a book is nothing new, but Kevin Kelly, author and former editor of Wired magazine, has gone all out for his new book, Cool Tools. It’s based on the idea of an old catalog, called the Whole Earth Catalog. It’s big, colorful, and it features scannable QR codes attached to many of the nearly 1500 descriptive entries so that you can buy an object you like with a click of the smartphone.

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