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John Karlin, inventor of all-digit dialing, dies at 94

Do you find it easier to use the keypad on your phone or your calculator? If the phone, then you are in good company. Most people prefer the numbers to start logically at the top, rather than searching for them at the bottom. Therefore the blog would like to pay tribute to the man responsible […]

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Definition of a technology start-up

LinkedIn, the online network for chemical and other professionals, was valued at $2bn this week. Reid Hoffman, its founder, gave a brilliant description of what is was like to be part of a technology start-up: his parallel was “throwing yourself off a cliff and trying to assemble a plane on the way down“. As chairman […]

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