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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Limitless Changeable Changes - From Oasis to the Middle Earth

Change is everywhere in life — and in English. This changeable word has numerous senses, both as a noun and verb, and is a part of many common phrases, like "a change of heart." 
bit#tech1    Pace of changes YESTERYEAR  1984-2014

"Evolution of the Desk" is an initiative borne out of the Harvard Innovation Lab.  
Can you find on the screen at least these items?
  • A cluttered desk, The Macintosh Classic, corded phone, fax machine, globe, corkboard, Polaroid camera,

  • a rolodex, a file cabinet, a radio set.
 Vintage items featured in this video are authentic. And the sunglasses? How old were day???

the evolution of the desk by the harvard innovation lab from designboom on Vimeo.

How has your desk changed over the years? 

bit#tech2   SLOW changes.... 2007-2016 -OASIS Today

A history of the Amazon Kindle

Since Amazon's Kindle e-reader was first introduced in 2007, the device has undergone a series of design changes. We take a look back at the various generations Amazon's most iconic piece of hardware.Now that Amazon has officially unveiled its new Kindle Oasis, the world's most popular e-reader has transitioned into its eight generation.
With an ultra-lightweight design, plus an included charging cover that delivers months of battery life, the Kindle Oasis looks to be the most advanced e-reader Amazon has yet released.
Video: Check out our hands-on impressions of the Kindle Oasis
But the Kindle started life as a very different device. The original 2007 version, with its slanted keyboard and 6-inch screen, looks completely unrelated to the sleek Oasis model. As with all technology, it's taken some years to reach this point, with numerous design innovations and refinements being introduced over successive years.

The launch of the Kindle Oasis therefore gives us the opportunity to revisit the various stages of the Kindle's evolution. Let's take a look at what came before.

bit#3    Perspectie  changes.... in Old Grece
"Look, Luke, a lucky strike has changed our community," Diogenes said, trembling.

"Long shot, indeed! It wasn't  a streak of luck." said Heraclitus.
Heraclitus is famous for his insistence on ever-present change in the universe, as stated in the famous saying, "No man ever steps in the same river twice". Observing  opposites, such as living and dead, waking and sleeping, young and old, are connected by change. In the end, There is nothing permanent except change.

"Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come è, bisogna che tutto cambi""  -   in The Leopard         (G. Lampedusa)

"Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become" - Reinhold Niebuhr.

Now from papers to media:
bit#4  media    Fiction and changes.... in the Middle Earth

The lord of the rings gives us the words and the swords to grasp our fickle life and myth, surrended by legends. Behind them the naked truth of our reality gloams with the daring forces of good and evil.

As unpredictable as the weather 
in the foggy, muggy kingdoms of the Middle Earth, 
we approach this candle-lit, unsteady world in the twilight with our favourite quote page at  

The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it. 

It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves... immortal, wisest, and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf-lords... great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine. Nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who, above all else, desire power. 
For within these rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged, in secret, a Master Ring to control all others. And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all.

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