Kathy Spence, a 16-year-old from Scarborough (Toronto), entered a texting competition on a whim while shopping at the Scarborough Town Centre.
She got a call a few weeks later letting her know she was in the finals.
Spence correctly typed this phrase faster than her competitors, featuring the famous nonsensical term from Mary Poppins: "Of course you can say it backwards, which is Suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus!"
"I saw this thing coming five years ago," says Daniel Bayer, a professional photographer from Aspen, Colo. "My only concern was that we could keep the film around long enough and, more importantly, the processing long enough to celebrate it at 75, meaning we could shoot photos in its 75th year.” Bayer has lately made it his life’s mission to document as much of the U.S. as he can in Kodachrome’s uniquely rich colour palette. “Whether or not the film was made yesterday or what roll it came off, who cares? It’s still Kodachrome. It’s still alive.
For the project (www.kodachromeproject.com), Bayer is urging photographers all over the planet, both amateur and professional, to get their hands on a roll or two of Kodachrome while there’s time left, and squeeze off a few shots, “even if it’s just their own backyard.
The gift will improve access and support for Aboriginal learners pursuing a business education. Today’s donation is the largest gift received in support of Aboriginal education at UBC.
The gift will help further the goals set out in UBC’s Aboriginal Strategic Plan. The plan has identified the university’s commitment to Aboriginal education, respect for Aboriginal knowledge and cultures, and a resolve to build upon the strengths of the university to more fully address the needs of Aboriginal and Indigenous communities.
“What is now called the “mainstream media” has lost its control over the tools of its trade, and its importance as a centre of social and political influence. The business and philosophical model both appear to be broken, perhaps irrevocably.”—June 19, 2009 - CBC Radio Sunday Edition - News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media
If you’re planning to apply for a job with the city of Bozeman, Montana, be prepared to hand over much more than your references and résumé.
The Rocky Mountain city instructs all job applicants to divulge their usernames and passwords for “any Internet-based chat rooms, social clubs or forums, to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube.com, MySpace, etc.”
I don’t know that it’s a format that’s really going to withstand the test of time. It feels like something that people do right now because of technical, sort of, limitations - viewer habits, how much they want to download.
I could be wrong, but I don’t see in 10 years people are still doing webisodes
Webisodes won’t last, says BSG Producer Ron Moore - Globe and Mail - June 15
Human Target, Cupcake Girls, Caprica and V to start shooting in Vancouver
…the city will be home to Caprica, a new Sci Fi Channel series and a prequel to Battlestar Galactica; the second season of Fringe, an X-Files-like series which moves to B.C. from New York; and the youth-vampire series The Vampire Diaries, which, given the runaway success of the Twilight franchise, may draw a young audience back to their television sets.