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R.I.P. Muppeteer Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson, one of the original Muppeteers, died last night after a battle with cancer. Nelson was already a professional puppeteer when Jim Henson hired him to fill in while Frank Oz served in the military in the 1960s. Although his Muppet credits are numerous, Nelson was best known as The Count. With the exception of [...]

What Happens When Your Money Dies

With all this talk of debt, currency devaluation, plummeting markets and creditworthiness, I’ve lately had visions dancing in my head of dollar bills being flushed down toilets and fed through shredders. Which got me wondering: what happens to our money — our actual, physical money — when it gets worn out? Turns out, some bills [...]

Gadgets "Aged to Perfection"

Used and banged up gadgets are usually considered as ugly by most people, but not to Remy Labesque of design mind’s Object Oriented blog. He considers them “Aged to Perfection” (though that’s not enough to consign the gadgets to the trash heap of obsolescence – or e-waste recycling, after he took the photos): The truth is [...]