Weekly round-up and open thread, 29 October 2012

// 29 October 2012


The Blue Marble - The Earth seen from Apollo 17Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

If you have a link or comment that doesn’t fit anywhere else and would like to share it, feel free to drop it in the comments here.

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This week’s closing video is “Fotheringay” by Fairport Convention from the band’s 1969 LP “What We Did on Our Holidays“:

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION AND DESCRIPTION: The Public Domain image at the head of this post is The Earth seen from Apollo 17, from Wikipedia.

“The Blue Marble” is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 statute miles). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Comments From You

Sarah Kate // Posted 31 October 2012 at 11:46 pm

Oh my goodness, the “Floral Kiss” computer for women is hilarious, and uncannily similar to Look Around You’s ‘Petticoat 5 – the first computer designed just for women’. I wish I could find a clip on Youtube to post but this will have to do… http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/lookaroundyou/programmes/computers/gallery1.shtml. Both feature special keyboards that can be used by women with long nails(!)

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