“Early last month, when Times executive editor Bill Keller hosted a “Throw Stuff at Bill” chat soon after announcing 100 newsroom job cuts, he assured staffers that executives would be proceeding carefully. In the coming weeks, executives will be looking at various ways to streamline jobs and content production. In the course of that exercise, they’ll wander the seemingly endless labyrinth of NYTimes.com’s more than 70 blogs in search of things to cut. Many readers have likely never heard of Formula One, a blog about high-class auto-racing, or Laugh Lines, in which Week in Review editors highlight the best Web humor.”
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
The volcano’s historic eruption preserved an ancient library, but rendered its content illegible. A public competition aims to change that.
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The essential element needed for innovation is creative dissonance — and the keys to unlocking it were forged by bankers in Italy.
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