"Bangladesh was created out of chaos in the early 1970s, at a moment when millions in the country were dying from a combination of war and famine. The future looked exceedingly bleak.
Abdul Majid Chowdhury and Noorul Quader were Bangladeshi businessmen who wanted to help their country. “We asked ourselves, ‘What the hell do we want?’ ” Chowdhury recalls. The answer he and his friends arrived at: “We need employment. We need dollars.”
Their solution involved Richard Nixon, an obscure but hugely influential trade deal, and a cultural struggle over kimchi.”
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Circuit Scribe is a new Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic circuits instantly.
Susan Kare was the screen graphics and font designer for the original Apple Macintosh computer in the 1980s. Being from Philadelphia’s affluent Main Line, she initially proposed that the various fonts be named after the railroad stops along it.
However, when Steve Jobs asked where the names…