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Posts Tagged ‘decade’

Ready Player One: The best science fiction novel I’ve read in a decade

Ready Player One: The best science fiction novel I’ve read in a decade

It seems like every decade or so a science fiction novel comes along that sends a lightning bolt through my nervous system: Philip Jose Farmer’s To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971). William Gibson’s Neuromancer (1984). Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash (1992). Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003). And I recently discovered [...]

RIM to cut 11 percent of workforce

RIM to cut 11 percent of workforce

Wow, that's a lot of rim jobs. The Canadian company's shares sunk 3 percent after the Monday announcement of 2,000 job cuts, a month after RIM said would reduce headcount for the first time in almost a decade. The company, which described the cost reduction as "a prudent and necessary step" for its long-term success, said it would inform [...]

Walmart shoppers to be shown video messages in checkout lines

This public service announcement will air in all Walmart stores equipped with checkout screens. A decade ago we only saw this craziness in movies where the US became an overbearing nanny state. Every year we continue getting closer to 1984. (more…)