Tag Archives: Cuba
February 6, 2012
… and vintage motor cars, spicy culture and rich history, few countries excite the imagination like Cuba.
Over the Christmas break I visited this tiny island that occupies such a large place in world culture and history. Explaining the country of Castro is probably impossible, but triumphant Socialism or the white sandy beaches of Varadero are far from the reality. Day-by-day Cuba revealed itself exciting, surprising and often disappointing.
Paper to the people
One thing that struck me …
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February 29, 2012
A while ago, while trying to avoid some work, I watched this TED presentation by Luis von Ahn .
While his name might not ring a bell for everyone, his legacy definitely will: he is the guy behind reCAPTCHA , the bot-blocking service that uses all of us to help digitize the archives of The New York Times and Google Books. (Just think: every time you have to squint your …