The right way to board a plane

Flying is already a total nightmare between the long lines at check-in and security, the obstructive and intrusive security checks that hardly do anything to protect flyers apart from giving them a false sense of security are terrible. Then come the boarding lines.

But what if I told you there was a better way to get on an airplane?

Click to find out at: Vox

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Basically, Google rules all

If this is the information age and if power is defined as having the most and best information, then there is one organization that yields an immense amount of it: Google.

Recently, Google noticed an uptick in search results for solar panels and launched Project Sunroof, a project that uses Google Maps and the search engine and helps consumers determine whether or not solar panels were right for them.

And that may be just the beginning.

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Architecture can’t be used as a form of riot control, can it?

Around the world, and especially around the US, Brutalist architecture took hold in the 1960s, leading to a boom in brutalist buildings around college campuses especially.

Then, somewhere around the line came the theory that the buildings were built in college campuses to help control student riots. The buildings sure look like they can be used for that purpose.

But were they really designed with student protest in mind?

Click to find out more at: Slate

Design before Photoshop

Photoshop and other desktop publishing and design tools completely revolutionized the way that we see the world. By making it more accessible, society’s design-consciousness grew to such a level that now everyone has an opinion on it.

But what was it like before Photoshop? Surely it can’t beĀ thatĀ difficult, right?

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