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My First Smartphone
Springboard is the story of a company called Handspring. This was one of the very early companies to try and make one of the very first smartphones. It had a storied legacy, it had genius founders, and it had a nonstop stream of corporate catastrophes that prevented it from being successful. The long and the short is the story of innovation and a scrappy startup trying to do something incredibly ambitious, but there were many reasons why it was not destined to succeed.
I was all in when these came out, and am excited to watch this documentary from The Verge.
The End of an Era
Disney has started telling cable and satellite distributors that it plans to shut down ESPN Classic on Jan. 1, 2022. Its ESPN Classic 2.0 online service also will go dark. ESPN Classic joins NBCSN as the second all-sports TV channel that will go dark at the end of the year.
I grew up watching ESPN Classic. It would always be on in the background when there were no live events on, and who can ever forget marathons of “The White Shadow”?
The Only Way to Fix Daylight Savings
But I’d also like to go one step further and propose getting rid of time zones altogether. I’m hardly the first to make this suggestion; the argument has been put forth sporadically for about half a century. That’s about a third of the time we’ve had time zones, incidentally.
I have been on this train for years so I am happy to see others jumping on. Time zones are a relic that are no longer needed. Join the revolution.
2021 - 2022 Nhl Predictions
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