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November 22, 2022 // Web version //

TimeMachiner. Tech, culture, nostalgia. By Aaron Crocco
Inside Today's Issue:
Bob is Dead. Long Live Bob
It Looks Like You Need a Sweater
Evernote’s End
Roof Shark

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Hey there! It's Tuesday and here's a fresh issue of TimeMachiner. A big hello to everyone who's new this week. Thank you for giving me space in your inbox. 🙌🏻

It's hard to ignore the fact that it's Thanksgiving here in America. This is the time of the year when we gather to celebrate family & give thanks for what we have... then become ruthless retail savages less than 24 hours later in order to accumulate more Things.

Cynical, right?

It may be, but I do consider myself a bit jaded in the fact that the "Christmas Creep" is real and in full effect. Where once you'd see nothing decorating stores until after Thanksgiving, we're now seeing the Holiday Season reaching into October, even September in some places. Look, I get it: people love Christmas and celebrating the season. But, could we give skeletons and turkeys their due too?

This year will certainly be an interesting one as manufacturing is still a problem and many items will simply not be ready for purchase in time. Prices are higher, there's a bloodbath of layoffs, and people are simply feeling the effects of inflation across the globe.

On the flip side, the small things that truly matter are cheap or free: time with those who matter, a card, something homemade, or simply reminding the important people that they're important to you. Hey, Things are nice but people are even better.

So, I wish you all who celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving. May it be filled with enjoyable food, people you like, and reminders that in many ways we already have enough.

Onto the rest of today's issue!


Here's today's Random Factoid: Due to their fur, the polar bear is relatively “invisible” to an infrared camera. Source


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Bob is Dead. Long Live Bob
In one of the most public about-faces in recent history, Disney is admitting they've screwed up. Late on Sunday night, they announced CEO Bob Chapek was out as head of the company to be replaced by Bob Iger. There wouldn't even be a transition. Iger is back in control immediately. More from Mike Calia…
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It Looks Like You Need a Sweater
Does anyone like Clippy? For anyone who's initial response is "Who?" let's rewind. Back in the mid 90's, Microsoft introduced an assistant into Word named Clippy. It was an animated paperclip with eyes. It would monitor what you were doing and interrupt your work with suggestions. It was... annoying. Dipping into the nostalgia well,…
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Evernote’s End
One of the longest-running and successful apps on iOS has been Evernote. This note-taking app was an amazing piece of software in the early days of the iPhone. From OCR to web syncing to a complete organizational method, Evernote (for a time) was *THE* note-taking app to use. That road seems to be over…
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Roof Shark
Sometimes art can be subtle and other times it is expressive. Then there are the statement pieces that become icons. One such art installation is over in Oxford in the UK where a house has a shark crashing through a roof. Yes, you read that right: a shark crashing through a roof. Prolific YouTuber…
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