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Frames of Reference: 1960 Physics Video

This is a hoot: Frames of Reference is a 1960 video produced by MIT’s Physical Science Study Committee as “part of its course in physics.” It’s a half-hour video showing various demonstrations of physics, with a dry sense of humor. You can watch a streaming version below or download DVD quality versions from Archive.org. The Archive.org [...]

Craigslist by the Numbers: 10 You Need to Know

95 Craigslist started as a tech mailing list in 1995, which quickly morphed into a place where tech recruiters posted job listings. Christina Murphy was a frequent job poster/head hunter on Craigslist. 98 Murphy teemed up with Nancy Melone, an Internet consultant, and together they roped Newmark into starting a nonprofit called List Foundation in 1988. In fact, [...]