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My brother Carl sent me a really good article debunking the idea that ‘Happy Holidays’ is an attack on Christmas. What’s scary is that the idea apparently needs to be debunked.
…or “yet another reason to buy a Mac”. Over the past few years, Apple has set up a “hardware recycling program”:http://www.apple.com/environment/recycling/ for old computers. If you send your old Mac to them, they’ll disassemble it and recycle the parts, diverting up to 90% from the landfill. If you live in Cupertino, they’ll even take your old PCs.
The program has been very successful, recycling hundreds of tons of materials each year. The Apple site has a fascinating “recycling flow diagram”:http://www.apple.com/environment/recycling/nationalservices/diagrams.html which shows where all that stuff ends up.
Today is the Winter Solstice! Sit back, have a hot beverage, listen to some music, and enjoy these two stories, one “true”:http://news.nationalgeographic.com/kids/2003/12/wintersolstice.html and one “fanciful”:http://www.bikereader.com/contributors/penna/solstice.html.
From all of us Radcliffs to all of you Global Spin readers and authors, we hope you have a wonderful holiday.