A commonplace (research) book.
by Alexis Madrigal
Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley's Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society
Apple executives say that going overseas, at this point, is their only option. One former executive described how the company relied upon a Chinese factory to revamp iPhone manufacturing just weeks before the device was due on shelves. Apple had redesigned the iPhone’s screen at the last minute, forcing an assembly line overhaul. New screens began arriving at the plant near midnight.
A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day.
“The speed and flexibility is breathtaking,” the executive said. “There’s no American plant that can match that.”"
I have a standard asexual crush on girl crush zine.
This time lapse of the night sky over Tottenham during the London riots shows helicopters, search lights, smoke, and flares all night before the sun finally begins to rise. U.K.-based culture blog itdrewitself shot the film on a Canon 7D, taking 2.5 second exposures every three seconds all night. Of the riots, they said, “Watching the fires from our flat the other night was a surreal experience — we just hope it ends soon.”
Aholaah’s story was amazing. And the interview Sarah Rich did with her is wonderful, too.
We are delighted to announce that the Longshot editors have selected Aholaah Arzah, author of Ring Cycle, to receive our $2000 feature fee. As Mat put it, when the three of us read this story together in a Gakwer conference room last weekend, we let out a collective gasp. We love the…
I love California is a Place, our lead series for the new Atlantic Video channel. It’s just awesome.
It’s just so beautifully done. The kind of video you didn’t even know you were waiting for and then you see it and you’re like — YES!
While Nicholas de Monchaux’s recent book, Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo, is now the definitive investigation of this terrain, the short video above gets at something fundamental to the space enterprise, too. Namely, it’s funny to design things for the heavens from down here on the ground. That is to say, watching a guy catch a football on a high school field wearing a spacesuit is awesome.
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Before there is a foundation, there is a pit. (Taken with instagram)
*Very* Literate T-Shirts (Taken with Instagram at 1980)
Jumping through a hoop (Taken with Instagram at 1939)
Shooting (Taken with Instagram at 1865)
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Lime dyed (Taken with instagram)
Science Takes the Measure of Man
It’s been a long time. We’ve scattered to the winds, changed jobs, had babies, broken our hearts, found ourselves, and generally had a hell of an action-packed year.
But we’re back, and we’re hoping you’re still into us. We are definitely still into you. So, let’s get right to the big…