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Change Name Of Comic Sans To 'Comic Cerns' Say Physicists After Boson Discovery

Change Name Of Comic Sans To 'Comic Cerns' Say Physicists After Boson Discovery | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
A physicist has started an online petition to change the name of hated font Comic Sans to 'Comic Cerns' after it was used in the Powerpoint presentation announcing the discovery of the Higgs Boson.
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The real origins of Tumblr

The real origins of Tumblr | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
Lost in the storylines surrounding Tumblr's $1.1 billion acquisition by Yahoo has been the early influence that the sites anarchaia and Projectionist had on David Karp. 
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FT relegates print to "second" tier role as it puts digital first and cuts 35 jobs | The Wall Blog

FT relegates print to "second" tier role as it puts digital first and cuts 35 jobs | The Wall Blog | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it

Lionel Barber, the editor of The Financial Times, has unveiled the paper's digital first strategy, which will cut 35 jobs and relegate newspapers to second place, as speculation about a sale of the Financial Times continues to circulate. Barber said the changes were needed to secure the paper’s future as “old titles” like the FT were being “routinely disrupted by new entrants such as Google, LinkedIn and Twitter”.

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Babies' ability to detect complex rules in language outshines that of adults, research suggests

Babies' ability to detect complex rules in language outshines that of adults, research suggests | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it

New research examining auditory mechanisms of language learning in babies has revealed that infants as young as three months of age are able to automatically detect and learn complex dependencies between syllables in spoken language.

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Amazon UK: Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print

Amazon UK: Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it

Amazon.co.uk has said that sales of its Kindle ebooks are now outstripping those of printed books.

 

Underlining the speed of change in the publishing industry, Amazon said that two years after introducing the Kindle, customers are now buying more ebooks than all hardcovers and paperbacks combined.

 

According to unaudited figures released by the company on Monday, since the start of 2012, for every 100 hardback and paperback book sold on its site, customers downloaded 114 ebooks.

 

Amazon said the figures included sales of printed books which did not have Kindle editions, but excluded free ebooks.


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The Semantic Web and the Modern Enterprise

The Semantic Web and the Modern Enterprise | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
For over a decade the Semantic Web has been maligned, misconstrued and misunderstood. It’s been overhyped by its supporters while its critics have hung the albatross of artificial intelligence around its neck.

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Coding Q&A With Chris Coyier: Code Smell and Type on a Grid | Smashing Coding

Coding Q&A With Chris Coyier: Code Smell and Type on a Grid | Smashing Coding | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
Here we are again! Smashing Magazine’s Q&A. This is how it's done: you send in questions you have about CSS, and at least once a month we’ll pick out the best questions and answer them so that everyone can benefit from the exchange.
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The impact of the tablet on digital design

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When a new medium emerges, eventually services change. TV initially aped radio before it found its own format and distinctive voice. The effect of the tablet on service delivery is only now becoming clearer.


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Change Name Of Comic Sans To 'Comic Cerns' Say Physicists After Boson Discovery

Change Name Of Comic Sans To 'Comic Cerns' Say Physicists After Boson Discovery | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
A physicist has started an online petition to change the name of hated font Comic Sans to 'Comic Cerns' after it was used in the Powerpoint presentation announcing the discovery of the Higgs Boson.
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NYT 'stops press' after Bin Laden's death

NYT 'stops press' after Bin Laden's death | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
The last time this happened it was during the first Gulf War two decades ago, so I got all giddy when I learned that someone actually had to shout "stop the presses" last night at the New York Times.
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We approve of these anti-ad stickers. Print some...

We approve of these anti-ad stickers. Print some... | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
We approve of these anti-ad stickers. Print some out and slap them on shit ads you see cluttering your city.
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Type study: Typographic hierarchy

Type study: Typographic hierarchy | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it

This is part of a series of guest posts on web typography. Today’s post was written by Frank Chimero. Workers of the web are familiar with establishing a hierarchy through markup by using tags like <h1> and <em>, but what of the aesthetics of it? On the web, a large chunk of our content is text. This means it’s important to understand how to reinforce this hierarchy typographically. A clear understanding of hierarchy results in more beautiful, meaningful, and communicative designs that better serve their audience.

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Superman quits the Daily Planet

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Superman's alter ego Clark Kent is resigning from the post of star reporter at the Daily Planet after decades working at the Metropolis newspaper.

Alter ego Clark Kent is resigning from the post of star reporter at the Daily Planet, the Metropolis newspaper where he has worked since the first Superman comics were published in the 1940s.

DC Comics, which publishes the Superman stories, says Kent will walk out in protest that hard news has given way to too many "soft" entertainment stories.

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The Telegraph signs up to the AP’s online video hub, now with 24/7 live news coverage

The Telegraph signs up to the AP’s online video hub, now with 24/7 live news coverage | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it

The Associated Press (AP) has announced that its 24/7 live video news service has launched on AP Video Hub, its video news platform for digital publishers.

The AP launched AP Video Hub in beta back in April, offering global news, entertainment, SNTV (sports) and lifestyle video, with curators selecting and promoting breaking news content alongside key footage from AP’s archives. And now it also includes its live news service, the agency is looking to tempt more media companies on board.

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Scholarly publishing is broken: Is it time to consider guerrilla self-publishing? | Impact of Social Sciences

Scholarly publishing is broken: Is it time to consider guerrilla self-publishing? | Impact of Social Sciences | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it

Aimee Morrison has been congratulated and gained professional credit for ‘publishing’ her article in a high profile journal. Except, her work will not be printed for another two years. She writes that commercial publishers are exploiting academics’ desire for reputation against a true public good.

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What Marketers Need To Know About HTML5

What Marketers Need To Know About HTML5 | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
Though Flash is far from dead, HTML5 has hit its stride with marketers looking to push content on multiple platforms at lower costs, and looking to a browser-based technology with app-like interactivity.
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BBC News - Why tech can't break the hold of paper

BBC News - Why tech can't break the hold of paper | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
The promise we can all go paperless has been around for years so why is it that despite email, smartphones and computers we are all still so dependent on pen and paper?
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Why aren’t we willing to pay for news?

Why aren’t we willing to pay for news? | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it

As a new study reveals that just 4% of people are willing to pay for news online, The Wire looks at the reason why and what it ultimately means for the media.

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Fired KC Star reporter sues, says using press releases isn’t plagiarism | Poynter.

Standing for journalism, strengthening democracy | Journalism training, media news & how to's...
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design-thinkers.co.uk » #4 — Fonts for learning.

design-thinkers.co.uk » #4 — Fonts for learning. | Font of knowledge | Scoop.it
Exploring the space between design and psychology.
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