Here are my weekly notes:
- Spain won the World Cup today, defeating the Netherlands by a final score of 1-0. We call it soccer here, but I was surprised to learn that the word “soccer” is actually a British creation!
- I love this: Confirming The Exact Location Where the Web Was Invented. Why? Who cares? Simple: “The place where the web was invented is arguably the most important place in 2 millennia of Swiss history and of global historical importance.”
- A new restaurant called 4Food is opening up in New York soon, and it’s my kind of thing, featuring iPads for taking orders, and a 220 square foot monitor displaying tweets and check-ins.
- Very interesting: The 3 Papers That Define Biotechnology.
- Newsweek reports that American creativity is declining. I had no idea there was a CQ score, similar to an IQ.
- One of my favorite headlines from the past week: The New Bill Gates, Philosopher-King of the Nerds.
- About a month or so ago, Sharon and I picked up the BOLLÖ folding table and chairs for our balcony from Ikea. Lately we’ve noticed the set everywhere – balconies, yards, restaurant patios, etc. I really wonder how many they’ve sold here in Edmonton!
- The Mayfair Hotel was finally demolished today, and it came crashing down right into Jasper Avenue!