Microsoft Socials, Laser Art, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Microsoft Socials, Laser Art, and Other Stories We Didn't PostS

Microsoft Is Maybe Possibly Planning Its Own Social Network

So all the million reasons this would be a terrible idea aside, can we all agree that if Microsoft lets "Socl" live but let Courier die it's officially achieved James Bond Villain levels of evil? [Verge]

High Concept Light Display Looks Like Laser-Background High School Photos

Prisma 1666 has some very bright ideas behind it re: Newton and light and prisms and art and all of those wonderful things, I just can't help but picturing some poor artistically stifled Olan Mills photographer trying to get me to smile in front of it. [FastCo Design]

More Than 8 Million Britons Have Never Been Online

So that seems like a high number I guess? But I'm guessing you don't care because

• You are likely not a Briton.
• Even if you are a Briton you're online right now so this doesn't apply to you.
• Reading about other people is borrrriiinnnnngggggg unless they win televised singing contests or are good at footy.

Still, a decent excuse to post some Monty Python!


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