Posted this on the KWC blog today, but a good collection of links to cool stuff online:
Time for a few quick stories as students take a break from getting ready for finals …
— Probably not a career path most KWC students are thinking of, but this guy makes more than $45,000 a year cashing in trashed betting tickets from racetracks and betting parlors. Amazing. Only in the U.S.
— Good review of Amazon’s Kindle, the most popular electronic reader out there. Will never replace holding a book in your hands, but provides instant, easy, portable access.
— Now this is cool: a slideshow (with audio) by a New Yorker photographer of international heads of state at a United Nations meeting in September. Fascinating.
— Good advice from a college admissions dean (at Wesleyan University, not to be confused with Kentucky Wesleyan) on how to be accepted to the college you want.
— Did You Know 4.0. (Goes well with the Kindle article.)
— In the midst of the crazy Christmas shopping season, Target is helping checkout clerks enjoy their jobs — by making the checkout process like a game. Smart.
— You gotta see this: an autistic artist from England drawing the New York City skyline from memory. Absolutely incredible. Here’s one he did of Tokyo. Check out the detail: