1. Fast Company:
In the latest installment of Butterfly Effect, we examine China's cheap knockoff cell phones. After being forced out of China and India, Chinese counterfeiters brought their product to the Middle East, where the sudden availability of information had unintended consequences for the region--and for China itself.2. Ben Wilson paints chewing gum.
3. Map of undersea cables from 1901. Via.
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