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Tweets of Old

 by John Moe // Posted: 06/09/10 11:24 AM

We spoke to the proprietor of the Twitter feed @TweetsOfOld on today’s show. It’s an odd, hilarious, and strangely touching trip back through newspapers of long ago where one realizes that what’s said on Twitter today isn’t perhaps as novel as we might expect. Julia Suits, who compiles the ancient tweets, reads a few of her favorites.

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For the love of pinball

Posted: 04/26/10 09:58 PM

On today’s show I visit the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, CA.

(See photo in the archive)

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What will we do with all this "white space"?

09/26/10 11:15 AM

There’s a vote coming up this week in Washington that will have a big impact on how you use the internet, what’s available to you, how much faster you’ll be able to get things online. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to open up unused parts of the broadcast spectrum, a lot of people call it “white space”. This is space that was positioned to be something of a buffer between television stations but such padding is proving less essential since the conversion to digital TV.

On today’s show, we talk to Glenn Fleishman from Wi-Fi Networking News and The Economist about how the spectrum works and what kind of new space we’re talking about. We also check in with Tim Wu from Columbia Law School about the companies that will look to use the space and what it all might mean for you and me as internet consumers.

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