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Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* People love commenting on, mostly IRL, and reading this series of blog posts. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

* Apple played a significant role in the popularization and death of floppy drives. (Courtesy: Steven Vaughan-Nichols)

* Julian Charriere has an interesting art project in Venice’s Piazza San Marco that involves the coloring of pigeons. Surprisingly, most reports I read don’t bother including a photo. Odd Stuff Magazine (NFI) has a photo with its post on the matter. (Courtesy: NYT)

* There is an annual afro-punk festival in Ft. Greene. It amazes–in good and bad ways–that I only just now learned this. (Courtesy: NYT)

* During the Great Depression, leading US economists proposed the Chicago Plan: separating monetary and credit functions in the banking system and 100 percent backing for deposits. Repeated analysis demonstrates this model would have significant positive affect on the US economy. (Courtesy: IMF)