Headline Clarification: Terms vs Rules
Dick Johnson took issue with the headline I gave his submission last week. He writes:
The headline -- ANNOYING AUCTION HOUSE SALE TERMS -- implies terms (as words) and not as rules. It was the stringent rules I wrote about, not the terms.
Terms meant "Terms of Sale" in this case. I hadn't thought of terms in the context of words themselves. Now that Dick points it out, "Rules" would be a better choice, since it doesn't have the possible double meaning. Sorry!
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ANNOYING AUCTION HOUSE SALE TERMS
Apple's Jonathan Ive Gets Knight Commander Medal
Gar Travis forwarded a link to an article about Apple designer Jonathan Ive receiving a Knight Commander medal at Buckingham Palace. Thanks.
Apple's design guru Jonathan Ive was knighted on Wednesday at Buckingham Palace by Princess Anne.
Ive has been working at Apple since 1992. He's been head of design since 1997, and was honored with a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) ranking in 2005. Ive credited his interest in design to his father, who was a craftsman. He also gave a nod to his home country's history in design and industry. "I'm very aware of an incredible tradition in the UK of designing and making, and so to be recognised in this way is really wonderful," Ive said.
To read the complete article, see:
Jony Ive Knighted, Wants to Be Known for What He's 'Working on Now'
Spy Nickel Hides Poison Needles
Arthur Shippee forwarded this New York Times review of a spy exhibit which includes a nickel containing poison needles. Neat!
In 1953, after the early successes of Soviet espionage demonstrated just how difficult and dangerous the cold war would become, the Central Intelligence Agency began a top-secret program called MKUltra. It included exotic projects that decades later provided much critical fodder for commentators and comedians: exploding cigars, poison-laced toothpaste, hallucinogenic serums. And as we learn in a video interview with professional spies at the exhibition "Spy: The Secret World of Espionage," opening on Friday at Discovery Times Square, it even included the hiring of a magician, John Mulholland, as a C.I.A. consultant.
And why not? Spend some time here and you can feel as if you'd been admitted to the backstage preparations for a magic show. The difference is that in espionage, life or death and the fate of nations are at stake, rather than whether a woman can be successfully sawed in half or an ace of spades pulled from a shuffled deck. These magicians weren't performing; they were dueling.
Here, drawn from the immense private collection of the intelligence historian H. Keith Melton, and the collections of the C.I.A., the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Reconnaissance Office, are objects ranging from a poisoned needle, hidden inside a coin, to a fragment of the United States Embassy in Moscow that the Soviets riddled with bugs during its construction in the 1980s; two floors were razed and rebuilt.
To read the complete article, see:
Where Shoes Listen and Coins Kill
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