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Submission + - Idioms Lost to Tech (pcworld.com)

antdude writes: "This two pages PC World article reports on "Idioms Lost to Tech — Technology changes everything, from how we shop to how we stay in touch with friends. And it definitely changes the way we talk--just a few years ago phrases like 'Facebook friends,' 'trending on Twitter,' and 'I can has more cheezburger?' didn't even exist.

But with each new tech-savvy phrase that's introduced, another technology-based idiom is retired--or should be. Taken literally, most idioms don't make a lot of sense (think 'Don't have a cow, man'), but we all know what they mean. Thanks to the changes in technology, though, many of today's idioms are about to go extinct--after all, who under 30 knows what a record player is? Or a landline? ..."

Seen on Blue's News."

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Submission + - Tech 'firsts' that made a President's day. (networkworld.com)

antdude writes: NetworkWorld has a nineteen (19) pages (20th doesn't count) slideshow showing technologies/techs. of "Commanders in cutting edge — From the first presidential steamboat ride to the introduction of electricity in the White House to Obama's famous BlackBerry, our nation's commanders in chief have always enjoyed the privilege of being exposed to technology's cutting edge — even if they haven't always embraced the opportunities.

So in honor of Monday's celebration of Presidents' Day in United States/U.S., here's a look at some of the more notable – and controversial — presidential first encounters with the leading technologies of their days..."

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