What We’re Reading: Oct. 12 – Oct. 18

iPad 5 next week, email woes, and the 1964-65 World’s Fair that wasn’t

Less than 5 days until Apple unveils its new iPad! Can you stand it?! Unlike the whispered rumors of past releases, much is already known about iPad 5. Macrumor rounds up the skinny on what to expect (as well as a handy countdown clock for the true fanboys). As I’m still limping along with my iPad 1, I know what I’ll be asking for at Christmas.

Yahoo Mail user? What do you think of the latest refresh? If you’re like a growing chorus of users, you aren’t happy.

Did you know that Google can use your photo and information in ads on their website?  Well, they can, but you can stop them. It’s all tied to Google +. If you don’t have an account, relax. But even if you don’t think you do, you still might if you use any of Google’s services – Gmail, Google Apps, etc.

When is a World’s Fair not a World’s Fair? When it’s not sanctioned by the Bureau of International Exhibitions of course (you knew there had to be some organization lurking in the background right?). Such was the case of the New York World’s Fair in 1964-1965. They broke multiple rules: a two year run instead of one 6-month festival, opening only two years after an official World’s Fair in Seattle (BIE only allows 1 exhibit per country per 10 years), and charging exhibitors rent. It ended up being a showcase for corporate America with lots of visions of the future. While it’s recalled fondly today, at the time it was a bit of a bust. The Atlantic has an interesting article on the fair, complete with some great videos from the time.

Though not highly scientific, Buzzfeed offers a fun personality test associating animals with each of the Myers-Brigg’s personality types. Which type are you? I’m an Octopus 🙁


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