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It is increasingly apparent that in most cases, a lot of headway has been made in science and technology as a result of collaborations, some overt and others unacknowledged. Thus, it is understandable that many would cringe at the idolization of specific individuals for given achievements. Of course there may be exceptions. So in this story from Wired News (Wired News – AP News), it appears that Bell was not the only person working on the phone, there were many others …"Perhaps the most instructive lesson comes when Shulman explores why historical memory has favored Bell and not Gray – nor German inventor Philipp Reis, who beat them both with 1860s telephones that employed a different principle."

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Clip of the 100$ Laptop

The 100$ laptop is very impressive from various perspectives e.g. aesthetics, functionality etc…. What impresses me most is its networking capabilities which does not require a pre-existing network infrastructure.

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