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Internet Archive: About IA The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. We began in 1996 by archiving the Internet itself, a medium that was just beginning to grow in use. Like newspapers, the content published on the web was ephemeral - but unlike newspapers, no one was saving it. Today we have 25+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine and we work with 750+ library and other partners through our Archive-It program to identify important web pages.

The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press Edward Tufte is a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described ET as the "Leonardo da Vinci of data," and Business Week as the "Galileo of graphics." Moyers & Co.: How Washington and Big Business Colluded to Make the Rich Richer This weekend Bill Moyers returns to television with Moyers & Company. In his first show, Bill explores how Washington made the rich richer at the expense of the middle class. On Friday, the premiere episode of Moyers & Company, Bill’s guests – Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, authors of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer -- And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, argue that America’s vast inequality is no accident, but in fact has been politically engineered. How in a nation as rich as America can the economy simply stop working for people at large, while super-serving those at the very top? Through exhaustive research and analysis, the political scientists Hacker and Pierson -- whom Bill regards as the “Sherlock Holmes and Dr.

Pith in the Wind Metro School's board members voted unanimously Tuesday night in favor of a $779 million spending plan to run its school system next school year. "I think the priorities speak for themselves," said Director of Schools Jesse Register who pointed to teacher pay raises and a new set of pre-K centers as highlights to the district's $32.5 million in new funding he and the school board are asking from Metro officials this year. Mayor Karl Dean warned last December he would look closely at the district's budget, saying "no department gets a blank check and that includes schools." AUSTRAILIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION Updated Tue 7 Sep 2010, 1:13pm AEST Guinness World Records has dubbed a 70-centimetre-tall Colombian as the world's shortest living man. Nino Hernandez, who weighs only 10 kilograms, has not grown since he was two years old. The previous titleholder was He Pingping of China, who was 4cm taller and died on March 13. However, Guinness says Mr Hernandez's title could be up for grabs very soon. Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal is expected to take over after he turns 18 on October 14.

Ossian Sweet defied segregation. Now his Detroit home will be a museum. The all-white jury couldn’t reach a verdict, and Frank Murphy, a future U.S. Supreme Court justice, declared a mistrial. After Henry Sweet was acquitted by another all-white jury, the charges against the rest were dismissed. ‘Transference of authority’ 5 Really Useful Twitter Apps By Umar Anjum on November 26, 2010 The 5 Really Useful Twitter Apps You Should Know About Don't Forget to participate in a contest where you can win an amazing e-Commerce template from TemplateMonster. Twitter is a massive online social network that lets you stay in touch with the updates of your friends, your favorite celebrities, and even the websites and companies you like. There are a number of online tools known as “Twitter clients” that help you improve the way you use Twitter.

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