30 Mar '16, 7pm

The Great Transmogrification of Atoms to Bits

The Great Transmogrification of Atoms to Bits

The digitization of analog materials can solve these problems, and engineers are constantly trying to find faster ways to turn atoms into bits. For now, though, we mostly have to rely on the skills of scanops (scanner operators) to generate those bits, although on their less skilled days those operators end up scanning their own body parts, such as fingers and hands, a phenomenon known as Google hands . Some companies are applying the principles of crowdsourcing and gamification to the digitizing realm, creating leisure activities that let users contribute to the process. (I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the opposite process: turning digital Web documents and data into books and zines, a genre called the

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/it/the-great-transmogr...

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Handbag Beauty Bits

Handbag Beauty Bits

britishbeautyaddict.com 25 Mar '16, 10pm

Amongst the receipts, train tickets, chewing gum and tangled headphones you'll find a small supply of beauty products in m...