The video introducing Apple Watch shows four dates being selected (at 1:43-1:48): 1/16/70, 1/24/70, 1/24/77, 1/24/84

In reverse chronology, these are the dates that:

  • Apple Macintosh was introduced
  • Roots TV mini-series premiered
  • John Lennon & Yoko Ono declared ‘Year of Peace’
  • Walt Disney World preview center opened

The brochure for the WDW preview center shows a ‘lovely young hostess’ wearing a Mickey watch, paid homage to by one of the Apple Watch faces.

Coincidently, WDW took 7 years from start to opening.


Louis Moreau Gottschalk denied chance to audition for Paris Conservatoire:

“The Paris Conservatoire, however, rejected his application without hearing him, on the grounds of his nationality; Pierre Zimmermann, head of the piano faculty, commented that “America is a country of steam engines”.”

List of similar entities has 41 entries. Great.
At end is button to “Show More”. Clicking that shows only 8 (one of which is an unrelated “sponsored link” – no thanks)

Margins on iPad are unnecessary. Margins are meant to keep one block of text away for another that might impact readability. For Safari Reader on iPad, there is no adjacent text. The device itself enforces a separation,


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The Insiders offer gets overlaid when I have zoomed in and then scrolled.

Think of the non-living elements of nature, then consider all the behaviors they can collectively exhibit: wind, clouds, fog, rain, frost, snow, sleet, hail, lightning, thunder – and these are just the atmospheric elements, air and water. Now imagine what behaviors would naturally arise in a large system of widely interconnected, complex elements – say the world’s populace or your brain.
Consider this:

Each of the 10^11 (one hundred billion) neurons [in the human brain] has on average 7,000 synaptic connections to other neurons. It has been estimated that the brain of a three-year-old child has about 10^15 synapses (1 quadrillion). This number declines with age, stabilizing by adulthood. Estimates vary for an adult, ranging from 10^14 to 5 x 10^14 synapses (100 to 500 trillion).