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Roundup April, 30 2010

Selectism | Around the Web

1. 48hr Magazine

“We’ll unveil a theme and you’ll have 24 hours to produce and submit your work. We’ll take the next 24 to snip, mash and gild it. The end results will be a shiny website and a beautiful glossy paper magazine, delivered right to your old-fashioned mailbox. We promise it will be insane. Better yet, it might even work.” (48hr-mag)

2. Ze Frank’s Chillout Song

“I received an email from a woman named Laura, who had recently moved to a new city for a new job.
She was overwhelmed with anxiety and asked me to write her a song to help her calm down.” (zefrank)

3.  Steve Jobs’s ‘Thoughts On Flash’

“Apple has a long relationship with Adobe… I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads.” (apple)

4. What Happens During an Espresso Extraction (above)

“Espresso sure is a complicated elixir for being so small. Like Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity, a high-quality shot can be multilayered and complex: rich, sexy, sweet, but also fast and smooth—maybe even a little dangerous—with a hint of a bitter edge.” (seriouseats)

5. Pepsi’s Reverse Vending Machine Pays You to Recycle

“Traditional vending machines require cash before providing folks with a tasty beverage. The Dream Machine, a new type of vending kiosk, embraces a much cooler concept: It gives you points and prizes in exchange for an empty bottle or can. Organizers hope the reverse vending machine will encourage recycling when people are away from home and without access to a convenient recycling bin.” (inhabitat)

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