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Yearly Archives: 2004
Happy Holidays, All Y’All
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.
where old Apples go to die
…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.
American Anthropological Atrocity
The ersatz AAA meetings took place in Atlanta this past weekend, and if you’re curious how they went, I’ve posted the body of my letter to one of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion conference organizers (ha) below: