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Early Atari Arcade Design Concepts

“I was looking through a website I usually visit for their repository of arcade manuals and I came across a collection of Industrial Design artwork from Atari that someone had acquired.”

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Opera Is Dead! Long Live Opera

“Puccini’s audience sat in the orchestra section of a lively theater, eating, drinking and smoking. They cheered for their favorite singers. They booed mediocre performances. They spoke the language. They understood what was happening, because it was modern. They got every subtle political reference. Librettists were broke artists who made fun of the bourgeoisie, and the common man ate it up. They turned Verdi’s name into the battle cry for the people. They didn’t sit and listen to operas in English, studying them in advance, trying to keep up with a translation.”

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Age of Ignorance

“The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.”

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Condoleezza Rice Joins Dropbox’s Board

“Rice is a famous figure, known in almost equal parts for her ferocious intelligence, and controversial role in the Bush administration, which included comments on alleged weapons of mass destruction that Saddam Hussein was thought at the time to possess.”