Category Archives: Web/Tech

Google — Don’t Be Annoying

    Last summer, I posted an item about “Los Angeles in 7 Days,” a guidebook written for the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. I was happy to discover that the book had been scanned by Google and placed online. … Continue reading

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Sept. 19, 1887: A comment on the use of “cholo” in a 1910 story prompted me to look for the first occurrence in The Times. ProQuest’s search engine is imperfect – it mistakes “cholera” for “cholo” — but this seems … Continue reading

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Ultimate Baby Einstein? Sperm Bank Specializes in Nobel Winners

Look! It’s a Trash 80 with 64K RAM and an 8-inch floppy drive for only $3,450 [$8,902.02 USD 2008]. Feb. 29, 1980: Let’s see … a sperm bank of Nobel-winning scientists. These children should be at least 30 now.Wonder what … Continue reading

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World’s First Wireless Phone?

  Texting is next!  Dec. 16, 1909:  The Times reports that disagreement over education and missionaries has been resolved on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. “The ruling faction at Oraibi is well content to be included in the progress of … Continue reading

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Anne Elisabeth Dillon

Anne Elisabeth Dillon is neither a scholar nor a gentleman; she just likes watching movies. A copy editor on The Times' National desk, she's been at the paper since 2006.

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