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In Short: Encyclopedia Brown remembered, original prototypes for the iPhone unveiled

Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May

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Kathryn Schulz, who gave the blockbuster TEDTalks “On Being Wrong” and “Don’t Regret Regret,” fondly remembers Encyclopedia Brown as the character who taught her “the crucial unity of these terms: intellectual pleasure.” The author of the series about a 5th grade detective, Donald J. Sobol, passed away last week. [Vulture.com]
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Here’s a pretty great idea: An app that will prevent traffic jams as it gives directions. [Good]
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Does an art exhibit have to take place in a physical gallery? Saatchi, the British contemporary art hub, has launched the world’s largest online exhibit, featuring 100 curators in 100 days. [Saatchi Online]
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At TEDGlobal 2005, Barry Schwartz looked at “the paradox of choice.” In a piece published today, Schwartz looks at violent choices specifically, as well as the idea that someone’s “brain made them do it.” [NY Times]
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Simon Rich writes an essay … from the perspective of a condom. [New Yorker]
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Two original prototypes of the iPhone looked far more like a Sony and a giant iPod Mini. [Buzzfeed]
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An in-depth look at an agency which seeks to transform healthcare in rural Mississippi using the same principles that worked in the 1980s in the Islamic Republic of Iran. [NY Times Magazine]

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