The currency of maximum importance in our digital world is personal data, personal relationships and our very identities. The currency of maximum importance in our digital world is personal data, personal relationships and our very identities.
Leafing aimlessly through the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s thousands of delicate pages will become a thing of the past. The company has decided to cease publishing its bound version after 244 years, scores of editions and more than 7 million sets sold.
After two months and 261 rounds of bidding, the FCC announced Tuesday that it has raised a total of $19.6 billion from the sale of the U.S. wireless spectrum. The revenue, slated to fund "public safety and digital television transition initiatives," is nearly double what Congress had previously estimated for the publicly owned spectrum.
The New Yorker is selling its complete archive, "every article, poem, short story, and cartoon (and every advertisement) that has appeared in the magazine since 1925," on an external hard drive for $300. It's a novel move for a media company, many of which have been wary of releasing digital versions of content to the public, for fear of piracy.
When the U.S. national debt crests the $10-trillion mark within the next two years, the famous Manhattan signboard will no longer be able to display the entire amount. But don't worry: Congress, which recently raised our debt limit, won't suffer from any such limitations.