The first touch screen
Among all the turmoil surrounding RIM today (critics say the tech behemoth is falling from relevance because of its reluctance to change) was a very telling quote from Mike Lazaridis. As reported by a sprawling Boy Genius feature, the co-CEO was known to have said in 2005 that "there will never be a BlackBerry with an MP3 player or camera." At the time, his reasoning may have been fine - the U.S. government was their biggest client - but in hindsight the declaration seems woefully short-sighted. And perhaps it was because of such management strategies that RIM was late to market on a number of smartphone innovations, such as MP3 players and cameras (unveiled on BlackBerrys by 2006) and the touch-screen phone, which RIM wouldn't roll out until the 2008 holiday season, when it released the 9530 Storm, about a year-and-a-half after the iPhone began flying off shelves.
Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened th... More Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/wilderness-act/kolbert-text
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